Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts

Moisture Dependent Species (and the Lingering Importance of Damp Substrate)

March 03, 2019 Season 2 Episode 5
Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts
Moisture Dependent Species (and the Lingering Importance of Damp Substrate)
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Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts
Moisture Dependent Species (and the Lingering Importance of Damp Substrate)
Mar 03, 2019 Season 2 Episode 5
Tom Moran
A discussion about moisture dependent tarantulas.
Show Notes

When I first got into the hobby, the list of species that most keepers would deem "moisture dependent" was probably quite a bit longer than it would be today. As people have kept more and more species and experimented with some of the care, we've discovered that these creatures are much more adaptable than we sometimes give them credit for. That said, there are still several species that are all but universally recognized as needing moist substrate. In this episode, we discuss some of the species that used to be considered moisture dependent that no longer warrant this label, and identify some of the species still thought to like it damp. 

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