Would gel crystals help keep humidity up

Stewjoe

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Yes it would, but it would be extremely minuscule and i would advise against it. Whats wrong with plain old water?
 

Hobo

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An additional dish of water would be more effective, and cheaper too.
 

Kathy

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OK, just thinking of what to do.....to try and up the humidity. I meant in addition to a water bowl, thinking that crystals would not evaporate so quickly if I had a bunch set in there.
 

Bengal21

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Put a layer of vermiculate under the substrate, then put water onto it. Also doesn't slowing evaporation defeat the purpose of raising the humidity?
 
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losct2381

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I was having humidity problems. With another set up I have for a t- spinipes. What I finally came up with was a hood or door that I could control ventilation with here are some photos



Hope this will help if u want the material list just let me know

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The vents ate adjustable I can control the amount of humidity that escapes
 

Hentzi

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Maybe add some spaghnam moss that retains moisture well and will help humidity
 

Kathy

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I tried that moss and I kept getting white mold growing on it....or maybe it was poop? It just seemed messy but it did keep humidity higher. I can increase and decrease ventilation, but with avics everyone said they need lots of ventilation. So high ventilation and high humidity is not an easy task when my hous runs about 20% humidity. Thank you for all the suggestions.....I will figure something out...I hope.
 
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