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    Does anyone have any tips or advice on a humid hide? I'm using a sandwich container with an entrance cut out and smoothed so that it doesn't scrape my leo. Previously I was wetting a few paper towels folded together with warm water, placing that in the container, then taking another folded paper towel or two, wetting that, squeezing it out, and laying it on top of the other paper towels. I found that the paper towels would get cold too quickly so I switched to misting the hide with warm water. Now I find that it gets dry too quickly even if I mist twice a day. I have the hide on top of the area that the UTH is under and the UTH is set to 90*F +/-2. I have been reading a bunch of things online but cant seem to find any solutions. She stays in her humid hide most of the time so I really want to make sure that its going to be as perfect as it can and not cause any issues.

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    You could use eco earth (powdered coconut husks). It holds the moisture for quite awhile and, of course, I never bother to check the temp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    You could use eco earth (powdered coconut husks). It holds the moisture for quite awhile and, of course, I never bother to check the temp.

    Aliza
    Thanks! She was not too fond of moss when it was in her hide so I wonder if she will take to eco earth.

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    I second the powdered coconut husk suggestion.
    Here's a suggestion for cutting a nice entrance hole in food containers- use a hot soldering iron, and melt an opening. It's easy to get smooth edges this way.
    Also, make the hole fairly high up on the container, as they like to push substrate out the hole.
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    The eco earth definitely helped! But now I am wondering if there is a humidity range for humid hides?! Can it get too high?!

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    Any humidity level is fine for the humid hide in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannahbandana View Post
    The eco earth definitely helped! But now I am wondering if there is a humidity range for humid hides?! Can it get too high?!
    The humidity in my living room where my leo's enclosure sits ranges between 40-60% with greater humidity in her warm humid hide u-s-u-a-l-l-y.

    Humidity bounces around a lot. Generally leos adapt, unless it is too dry for too long.
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    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Thank you both! Much appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannahbandana View Post
    Thank you both! Much appreciated!
    You're welcome, Hannah!
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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