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    Default temps and humidity for a mossy leaf tail gecko (Uroplatus sameiti)


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    while researching about the temps and humidity that a mossy leaf tail gecko (Uroplatus sameiti) needs I found different answers for both.

    "one site says the temps needs to be between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit, with nighttime temps between 60 and 65 degrees (summer temps) and 68 to 74 degrees during the day and 56 to 64 at night (winter temps)"

    while another site says "during the day time, you’re going to want to shoot for 72 degrees and then during the night you’re usually going to want to see it go down to 65."

    LLLreptile site says "Day temperature should be gradient from 78 to 85 degrees F. Maintain night temperature range between 72-80 degrees F. Provide a well ventilated habitat."

    same way with the humidity I get different answers

    "The humidity inside their cages should be between 60 and 100 percent"

    another site says "humidity is another thing that you need to worry about and to make it short, you need to keep the humidity around a healthy 50% or sometimes even a 60%"

    while another says "humidity should be between 75% and 100%"

    humidity is close to the same on every site but the temperature is a big difference

    so I would like to get an idea from people that has mossy leaf tails what temps and humidity I should keep mine set. I just picked up a 4 month old one on Friday and I want to make sure I keep my temps and humidity at a safe level. right now I have the little stick on temp and humidity gauges from petco. Right now I'm using a 29 gallon tank (going to get a Exo terra 18x18x36 or 18x18x24 in November) I have one temperature gauge (both are close to the substrate) on each end of the tank (hot end and cooler end) and the hot end stayed right around 76 and the substrate and 70 at the cooler end also by the substrate. I'm using a 75w exo terra basking bulb for the hot spot.

    the humidity is between 40%-80% during the day and usually around 70%-80% at night. I mist the tank in the morning and at night before I go to bed and it drop from 80% to 40% humidity while at work (live in Alabama and the humidity outside was low today, normally our humidity is high enough to keep the humidity around 70% inside the aquarium), I'm using sphahnum for substrate to help keep the humidity up

    I keep my house at around 76 when I'm at home and the 8 hours I'm at work I bump it up to 78 while I'm at work in the summer and 68 when I'm home and 63 while I sleep and at work.

    so what should my temperatures and humidity be?

    thanks

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