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OfflineiCeye2eye4eyes
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i can't get my humidity up no matter what i do
    #1296999 - 02/10/03 03:53 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

i'm using 2 inches of perlite in a terrarium. there is only 8 inches of space between the perlite and the top. how do i get the humidity up? add more perlite? everything that's been done has been done.


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Re: i can't get my humidity up no matter what i do [Re: iCeye2eye4eyes]
    #1297006 - 02/10/03 03:55 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

everything that's been done has been done.
If you can't get it up there with perlite buy a humidifier. You'll have more than enough humidity.


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Re: i can't get my humidity up no matter what i do [Re: iCeye2eye4eyes]
    #1297010 - 02/10/03 03:56 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Is the terrarium sealed? Is the perlite wet?  :wink:

How do you know it's not working?


 


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Re: i can't get my humidity up no matter what i do [Re: iCeye2eye4eyes]
    #1297109 - 02/10/03 04:25 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

my hygrometer i bought at petsmart in the reptile terrarium section
salt tested it it is 5 degress low

i have about 1/4 th inch of water but i did mix the water in with the perlite before starting.

i do have a double air pump pumping fresh air in.

i know my humidity should be at 100 or near it but can't understand why it's not there

i've been screweing around with perlite for three weeks trying to get it right and i'm having nightmares and am losing drive.


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Re: i can't get my humidity up no matter what i do [Re: iCeye2eye4eyes]
    #1297129 - 02/10/03 04:29 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Those pet store hygrometers are pieces of shit. Your humidity is fine.


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Re: i can't get my humidity up no matter what i do [Re: iCeye2eye4eyes]
    #1297135 - 02/10/03 04:30 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Do you have a buble stone on that pump?


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Re: i can't get my humidity up no matter what i do [Re: iCeye2eye4eyes]
    #1297153 - 02/10/03 04:35 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Don't have the air pump bringing in fresh air, this is probably whats killing the perlite. In experience with cakes, air exchange is not that important (nor with casings unless the terrarium is very full). Mix all the perlite up so its all moist, but keep the water level at 1 inch. Just fan it twice a day and you'll be fine. Make sure the lid is on tight, if its off by more than an inch or so humidity will drastically decrease.

You should be able to make perlite work in any environment. You should see condensation on the walls that drips occasionally as a high humidity check.

A friend of mine once left casings that he thought were spent in a perlite tub for a few weeks, when he came back there were some monster shrooms growing, and it hadn't been open for about 2 weeks (air exchange is not vital).


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