Advertisement Hi all, I recently got an orchid mantis nymph (L3) and I can't seem to get the temperature up or the humidity down in its enclosure. I originally had it in a smaller, taller plastic cylindrical enclosure but the humidity was crazy high (95-98%, I blame too damp substrate) and the enclosure itself wasn't big enough for the heating pad to be effective for temperature control, so I've put them in a larger enclosure (20x17x17cm critter keeper-esque type setup) with a thick layer of substrate to make the actual space vertically 'smaller' so they can still find their food (I'm monitoring their feeding as well). I've got a 14W heating pad with the thermostat at 30°c as I want the temperature to be around 28-30°c but it's currently around 23-24°c and has refused to climb any higher in the past two days since set up. Due to the size of the enclosure and the larger size of the heating pad I've had to put the enclosure on top of it, rather than attach it to the side (this was obviously my mistake). As for humidity, I've made sure the substrate is pretty dry (eco earth coconut husk) and I haven't misted the enclosure in around day and a half as there's lots of condensation inside. The humidity is still in the high 80s but I want the enclosure to be between 60-80% (the room itself is around 50-60%). I've left only the mesh on the enclosure for ventilation but it doesn't seem to be doing much, and also doesn't help the temp problem. I'm getting frustrated and a bit worried about my little friend. Any suggestions on how I can raise the temp and lower the humidity? Preferably things I can do with what equipment I already have, but I'm willing to spend a bit extra to make sure my mantis is happy and healthy. Please let me know if you have any thoughts or suggestions!