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Suggestions for humidifying my terrarium
    #2158101 - 12/04/03 02:14 PM (13 years, 1 day ago)

I am wondering if anyone can tell me the best way to humidify my terrarium with the materials that I have. I am going to be using a small aquarium with a lid that has a connection for a lightbulb. I don't have any perlite (or the means to get it at the moment) and so I think that I'm reserved to using damp paper towels to maintain the necessary humidity level. Will paper towels be sufficient, and if so how often should I expect to change them? Furthermore, the lid is far from air tight. Should I use duct tape to seal off any openings? Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Re: Suggestions for humidifying my terrarium [Re: harrybowie]
    #2158107 - 12/04/03 02:16 PM (13 years, 1 day ago)

Unless you live in the backwoods I would expect that most garden and home stores would carry perlite. It is relatively inexpensive. Just go buy some!


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Re: Suggestions for humidifying my terrarium [Re: Signo]
    #2158536 - 12/04/03 05:05 PM (13 years, 1 day ago)

Paper towels won't work.. You need perlite, if anything use a money order and order some online, it's like 10$ shipping included if you order from www.earthstongue.com


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Re: Suggestions for humidifying my terrarium [Re: Cloud9]
    #2158587 - 12/04/03 05:19 PM (13 years, 1 day ago)

Sounds to me like your trying to half ass it! If I were you, I'd just wait till you can get all the things you need before you start.

1) Paper towels won't be any good. You'll be changing them every 3-6hrs. I'd recommend a poor mans pod to start.

2) I assume you are sterilizing you substrate or else using cakes and not pasturizing? If so, the opening in your lid is gonna cause you all kinds of contamination problems. It'll also cause your humidity to drop.

You didn't mention anything about air exchange. Are you gonna be fanning?

Basically, your setup is gonna cause you more problems than your gonna want to deal with. Just give it some time and get some cash and invest in a PMP or something similar.



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