heating and humidity ?

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heating and humidity ?

Postby TonyI25 » Tue May 21, 2013 4:28 pm

I'd love some input from you guys on what's the best way to get the temps perfect and how to create the right humidity. I've owned chameleons and used heating lamps and misted them to get everything right with them.

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Re: heating and humidity ?

Postby Philsuma » Tue May 21, 2013 7:31 pm

TonyI25 wrote:I'd love some input from you guys on what's the best way to get the temps perfect and how to create the right humidity. I've owned chameleons and used heating lamps and misted them to get everything right with them.


Some good averages or a good baseline for most species:

Good Temperatures:

Highs - high 70's F
Lows - low 70's to high 60'sF

in other words, average household temps are good. AVOID temps of 80F and higher and be careful of heat thrown off by hot lights.

Humidity - 75% is a decent number. 80% is good too.

Make sure you have a COVERED top/ lid. Glass is best.

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heating and humidity ?

Postby Rusty_Shackleford » Wed May 22, 2013 9:38 am

Chances are you'll have a harder time keeping them cool, rather than warm.


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Re: heating and humidity ?

Postby SDRiding » Wed May 22, 2013 10:32 am

Just like they said already, keeping it cool will probably the hardest part. Easiest way is to keep the ambient (house) temperature around mid 70's. Misting is the easiest way to keep the humidity up too. Good luck!

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Re: heating and humidity ?

Postby TonyI25 » Wed May 22, 2013 4:56 pm

So a heating bulb is not needed? When i had chameleons they needed it. Would a fogger really help or is it not necessary?

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Re: heating and humidity ?

Postby SDRiding » Wed May 22, 2013 5:29 pm

Nope, you won't need a heating bulb. Fogger's aren't necessary but some of the plants can benefit from it. But I wouldn't recommend an in tank fogger, some of the ones for home use can be modified to pump in fog easily and cheaply. There are a couple threads here on them.

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heating and humidity ?

Postby Rusty_Shackleford » Wed May 22, 2013 5:48 pm

You absolutely don't need a heating bulb. Not even in winter. A fogger isn't necessary either, just a little hand mister. It could be as inexpensive as a little $1 hand mister.


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Re: heating and humidity ?

Postby Betta132 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:19 pm

I have a big spray bottle that I spray with once or twice a day.
Backgrounds of some kind lining the sides and back should help keep the temps stable.


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