shedding

Vegas Chad

Avid Member
how long does a veiled usually take to shed a layer of skin?

Depends on a number of things... Humidity, if they rub it off, if it gets stuck ECT... I would say a day, maybe a lil longer; 2... Mist them a bit more during the shed to help get it off.
 

jboychyn

New Member
is there such thing as too much misting? Apollo seems to enjoy it so i thought maybe 4 times a day?
 

Cherron

New Member
You can in some instances over mist. The cage should have a chance to dry out completely between each misting. You also want to avoid puddles of standing water in the bottom of the cage or on top of the plants. Puddles of water are a breeding ground for bacteria. Your feeder insects will also drown in these puddles allowing for even more bacteria to grow. If the cage is constantly wet, mildew can form. 3 good misting sessions a day usually does the trick with mine, misting around 10 minutes each time.

I actually try to avoid directly misting my chams the day that they are shedding. It seems to make the shedding skin stick to them a bit more, although that may just be in my head :)
 

chrisandpugs

New Member
I think water helps during shed time!

My Male Veil seems to feel more comfortable when I put him underneath the kitchen faucet sink for a wam shower when he is doing major shedding. The water seems to soften his skin and acts like a natural mineral oil lubricant so that he can shed more easily. Also, I notice that he gets a little itchy on parts of his body where there is major shed and it relieves his itch when he is moistened with water.

Christine
 
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