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PostSubject: Humidity! Help needed!   3/25/2009, 3:14 am

What is the best way to get the humidity high? Where do you spray?
Can i make it stay humid for a long period of time?

Mine is always in the 68-80 region. I need to know how to make it higher as babies are on the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/25/2009, 5:56 am

Just spraying doesn't have any good long lasting effect. I sometimes pour water right on the ground to make it wet (not a bucket of water everywhere, but you know...around, here and there).

What species are you talking about anyways?
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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/25/2009, 10:50 am

If its just for a short while, whilst the mother carries babies, I put a wet towel over the top of the tank, covering a good portion of the ventilation. Sprayed multiple times a day, and made sure the deeper layers of the soil were good and moist too. Worked perfectly.
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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/25/2009, 1:17 pm

The towel on top works good. The higher the temp will cause visible condensation on the sides of the tank, but don't heat it higher than what is recommended. I just notice condensation with my b. jacksoni that are at 90F...but the u. mordax don't have condensation at 75F...and their substrate is much more damp.
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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/25/2009, 1:21 pm

As King Sondre pointed out, spraying does nothing. It evaporates and dissipates too fast to have any effect. Just dump some water on the substrate from time to time

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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/25/2009, 1:34 pm

Thanks guys, its emperors by the way
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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/25/2009, 1:36 pm

In that case, thread moved to emperor forum.

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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/25/2009, 7:05 pm

try a false bottom setup, it works wonders Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/25/2009, 8:10 pm

also, resticting ventilation to a degree in your setup should improve humidity. but keep an eye out for mold and mites.
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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/26/2009, 2:46 am

but surely you have to put mites in there. Surely they just can't appear like that, in a puff of air?
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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/26/2009, 3:01 am

Their eggs are just about everywhere. The right conditions allow them to hatch.

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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/26/2009, 12:10 pm

even though i live in england where its not tropical weather?
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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/26/2009, 2:29 pm

Just seems weird
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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/26/2009, 2:35 pm

mites happen, no matter what country. im in england and its happened to me
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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/26/2009, 5:48 pm

yeah, they will just pop up. usually predatory mites appear afterwards and feed on them..
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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/26/2009, 8:46 pm

binksyboy3 wrote:
even though i live in england where its not tropical weather?

Mites are probably the most widespread group of arthropods -- they occur EVERYWHERE, including the ocean.

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PostSubject: Re: Humidity! Help needed!   3/27/2009, 2:38 am

ok, i'll be careful then. Although i'm sure it'll be alright with no problems as long as i'm careful.
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