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salt for humidity?
    #1957580 - 09/27/03 05:38 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

ive heard of using salt to calibrate hydrometers, and the salt keeps a nice 75% humidity, anyone use salt to keep there terrarium humid? seems kinda ideal if you ask me perlite will keep stuff at 100 but salt stays at 75 seems to me like a cup of salt, and like maybe 1/8th cup of water or so should be great for ones setup. wet salt isnt gonna mold right stupid question but i think this should replace some perlite for casing chambers. this is for growing casings only


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Re: salt for humidity? [Re: High_On_Magic]
    #1957601 - 09/27/03 05:50 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Salt is going to take away humidity.


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Re: salt for humidity? [Re: SixCee]
    #1957646 - 09/27/03 06:09 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

no no, you throw your hydrometer in a bag with a teaspoon of salt and a few drops of water in a bottle cap and it stabilizes at 75%, read the faq its in there.


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Re: salt for humidity? [Re: High_On_Magic]
    #1957798 - 09/27/03 07:38 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

no.

who wants 75% anyway, even if your logic was true? you growing reptiles or mushrooms?


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Re: salt for humidity? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1957814 - 09/27/03 07:44 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

i want 75% this requires no perlite, no pumps no coolmists, no timers, just me checkin on it once or twice a day to fan and give a light spray and keeping the humidity up. 75 is almost perfect for casings id say. im just going for a lazier way of doing things, bc with several roughnecks goin and those noisy ass bublers. i want it simpler. so no one here thinks salt would be a good way to maintain a 75% humidity? thats all i care about if you dont see the benefits i dont wanna argue just curious what people think about it working or not. ill be the judge of the practicality


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Re: salt for humidity? [Re: High_On_Magic]
    #1957911 - 09/27/03 08:26 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

If you have a digital hygrometer all you need is a drastic drop in humid. Keep it at this for an hour then put it in terrarium. This works for me.


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Re: salt for humidity? [Re: THATS iT!]
    #1957955 - 09/27/03 08:47 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

so would salt work to keep humidity up in my terarium


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Re: salt for humidity? [Re: High_On_Magic]
    #1957963 - 09/27/03 08:49 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

no like 6c said it will take away from it.....salt is a dessicant


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Re: salt for humidity? [Re: Anonymous]
    #19225240 - 12/04/13 05:30 AM (3 years, 9 months ago)

hi, longtime lurker. not totally relevant to the thread but saves starting a new one. i thought to add sea salt to a koolaid/terrarium set up, to inhibit bacteria etc. what i got, as well, was perfectly uniform growth; my assumption here is that large aqmounts of naturally produced negative ions neutralise any co2 that is produced. i know salt is a desiccant, but i gather that in solution, this attribute is irrelevant. i reckon you could possibly do the same with a humidifier set up. one drawback with salt humidified air is that it rusts metal.

and wouldn't adding h2o2 to water create an over-abundance of positive ions? acidic air being the enemy...


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Re: salt for humidity? [Re: alcyone]
    #19225442 - 12/04/13 08:17 AM (3 years, 9 months ago)

lol who uses hygrometers


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Re: salt for humidity? [Re: High_On_Magic]
    #19225455 - 12/04/13 08:17 AM (3 years, 9 months ago)

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