View Full Version : Humidity tips?

06-18-2005, 06:26 PM
I'm in Tucson, pretty hot and very dry. Seems like it's all I can do to keep any humidity in the enclosure, let alone keep it in range. Any suggestions for keeping the humidity up in dry climates without flooding things? I mist all the time when I'm home, but in an 8 hour day it'll drop to the 20's or so.

07-29-2005, 10:19 PM
put a towel or shirt over the top of the enclosure, and that should help keep up humidity. just don't cover the whole thing, or you'll end up with mold or fungus problems. :shock:

07-31-2005, 09:42 PM
thanks, i thought of that but was worried about mold and such, like you said. i'll give it a shot, with half coverage or so.

08-01-2005, 10:57 AM
yeah, that's what i have to do, at least until i get my humidifier. :roll:

08-01-2005, 03:54 PM
I heard that if you put a little water dish in and put a bubbler in it that will help but never tryed it myself. Good luck

08-01-2005, 05:45 PM
yes, that could work, or buy an Exo Terra Fogger, which creates a kind of fog on the terrarium floor, i think it should work, exo terra's a great brand. :wink:

04-22-2009, 07:05 PM
Put a cup at the bottom of the tank.

04-22-2009, 09:26 PM
I'm in Colorado so it's pretty dry here too. I just keep a dish of water in the bottom of the cage - it's pretty shallow but a fairly large circumference. I also have about 4/5s of the top of the cage covered with plastic and mist 1-2 times per day. I've never had any problem with mold and all these measures keep the humidity reasonably high.

Riverside Reptiles
04-22-2009, 09:53 PM
What are you using for substrate? I use a mix of mostly peat with some sand mixed in for my tokays. It retains moisture quite well. Something like cypress mulch would also work well. Also, live plants will help a ton with humidity. Doesn't have to be anything fancy. Just a cheap pothos or something will work fine.

04-22-2009, 09:58 PM
As long as you just mist a few times a day the humidity should be fine. It is perfectly ok for the humidity to drop down to 30/40% during the day.