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PostSubject: Raising Humidity!   1/14/2011, 9:20 pm

As you all already know, I have an emperor scorpion. I know they require high levels of humidity, and I was afraid I wasn't keeping his home humid enough. I did buy a meter and only just installed it today, but didn't have a chance to look at it before I had to leave for a wake.

So just in case, my question is... what are some of the best ways to maintain humidity in his home? He is currently living in a 10 gallon tank with a screen lid. His substrate is actually a mix that is commonly used for potting tropical orchids, which I thought would be perfect because it maintains moisture. It's made up mostly of bark and sphagnum moss (which I made sure to put extra of it, since it's nice and spongy) and I added a little potting soil to it to make it more borrowable (<-new word?). His water dish is fairly large, taking up at least a fifth of the tank space (it's deep so I put some rocks in the bottom to help him in and out). I do mist him daily, but on the occasion I can't make it home for a day to do this. And thus I am concerned about it becoming too dry. =P
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PostSubject: Re: Raising Humidity!   1/14/2011, 9:29 pm

Just pour water into it ever few days. Dont need to worry to harshly about the humidity of the tank as long as you keep the substrate wet. If you want to keep the humidity inside the tank, i suggest you put perhaps a towel over part of the screen to keep it in. Humidity is mildly important to emperors. Provide a water bowl thats big enough for it to climb into because if the humidity is too low, they are known to take baths to get humid.
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PostSubject: Re: Raising Humidity!   1/14/2011, 11:05 pm

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Just pour water into it ever few days. Dont need to worry to harshly about the humidity of the tank as long as you keep the substrate wet. If you want to keep the humidity inside the tank, i suggest you put perhaps a towel over part of the screen to keep it in. Humidity is mildly important to emperors. Provide a water bowl thats big enough for it to climb into because if the humidity is too low, they are known to take baths to get humid.

This. I have my H. Spinifer in a Faunarium which are useless at keeping humidity in, so I keep either t-shirts or towels over the top of it. Helps a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Raising Humidity!   1/15/2011, 2:24 am

Awesome, thanks. The wet towels sound like a good idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Raising Humidity!   1/15/2011, 1:54 pm

i agree we do this with our emp tank 2 tea towels over the top stops it escaping...

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Awesome, thanks. The wet towels sound like a good idea.

....they dont get or need to be wet lol Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Raising Humidity!   1/15/2011, 2:10 pm


Yeah. I don't know why I decided that they needed to be. <.< Haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Raising Humidity!   1/17/2011, 3:52 am

i like false bottom setups for my critters that need more moisture...
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PostSubject: Re: Raising Humidity!   1/17/2011, 5:03 pm

I know I saw it somewhere on the forums... but now I can't find it for the life of me. XD Could you give me the link to the instructions for setting up a false bottom, please?
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PostSubject: Re: Raising Humidity!   1/17/2011, 8:30 pm

well sasha, i hope i got the spelling of your name correct but if not sorry.
the easiest way is use the search function here and use the key words ( false bottom )
this should bring up false bottom info and some excellent non-false bottom alternatives.

but the post that comes to mind first was from:
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i hope this helps...
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PostSubject: Re: Raising Humidity!   1/17/2011, 9:38 pm

Ooh, thanks. I did finally find that post. It was a wee little link on the emperor scorpion caresheet. Haha.
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