humidity problem

usher23

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in my l.parabana "pink salmon" my humidity is always around 90% could this cause problems i cant get it too drop thanks steven
 

Brian S

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Throw that hygrometer in the trash. They arent accurate in the first place. As long as the substrate isnt soupy wet its fine
 

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agreed. Is yours a sling? I received mine at around 1" and until it hit about 3.5-4" I misted it's enclosure lightly every 2-3 days or so. Don't worry about humidity too much with this species except as a small T...but that goes for just about every species i can think of :p
 

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hi what temperature are you keep it at the higher the temperature the lower the humidity thats what i found any way +++ phil
 

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Throw that hygrometer in the trash. They arent accurate in the first place. As long as the substrate isnt soupy wet its fine
i agree. they arent very accurate at all. like Brian said. just keep it moist (not wet) and you should be just fine.
 

Mizerie

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My L.parahybana hates when i mist. It goes crazy and climbs to the top of the cage and try's to get out.
 

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How's the ventilation in your setup? I've had T's that stoped feeding and started looking weak. (leblondi's, parybana's) I placed more holes in the containers - holes placed on the sides help air flow better- one died and the others recovered. Now I place enough ventilation and spray or water ground when needed.
 

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I would just like to know how you guys know exactly what kind of hygrometer this guy has?
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I have a small digital one from a cigar shop that was $20 but EXTREMELY accurate- I tested it in various conditions alongside a commercial humidity sensor.

Its great.
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usher23

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i have an exo terra humidty gauge, ventalation is perfect no problems there
 

Amanda

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I have one of the little stick-on exo terra humidity gauges (the one with the moving needle) in my first T tank. I haven't bought another since for any of my other tanks. I live in Florida where the relative humidity never drops below 85% on the driest winter days, but the gauge has never read above 40%. I gave up. It sounds like bkirchner has a good one tho.
 

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My L.parahybana hates when i mist. It goes crazy and climbs to the top of the cage and try's to get out.
just a reaction to the water droplets hitting it, mine does it too...what is it doing about 10-15 minutes after you mist? Mine likes to groom itself or suck water off of the sides of the tank...
 

ErikH

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I would just like to know how you guys know exactly what kind of hygrometer this guy has?
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I have a small digital one from a cigar shop that was $20 but EXTREMELY accurate- I tested it in various conditions alongside a commercial humidity sensor.

Its great.
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The point is, as I understand it, that you really don't need one. Damp substrate indicates you have a humid environment, and provided you have proper ventilation, you don't need to know what the exact humidity is.

And I, too, can attest to the fact that those stick-on Exo-Terra hygrometers are garbage.
 

Brian S

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The point is, as I understand it, that you really don't need one. Damp substrate indicates you have a humid environment, and provided you have proper ventilation, you don't need to know what the exact humidity is.
:clap: :clap: :clap: Exactly:worship:
 
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