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Posted by urbanjungles on February 19, 2003 at 23:05:39:
In Reply to: Ultrasonic Fogger Soaks Cage! Help posted by tekmunki on February 19, 2003 at 17:41:49:
:I'm using an ultrasonic fogger in a 10 gal aquarium on a timer. It turns on twice daily for 30 minutes to increase the humidity in my baby amazon tree boa's encolsure.
:The problem I have, is I am using newsprint as a substrate - and the fogger has a tendency to "splash" a large amount of water out of the water bowl and onto the newsprint substrate, sides of the walls, on the snake, its hide, outside the top of the aquarium etc. It's functioning as designed - as I've seen them working before, but I've only seem them in demos where it doesn't matter what gets wet...
:I was wondering if there was any technique to these foggers which will prevent them from splashing all over the place.
:Is it safe to simply not use a substrate (newsprint in this case) with amazon tree boas as long as a decent hide is furnished?
If your gonna use an ultrasonic fogger use the cool mist ultrasonic humidifiers available at most drugstores for under 50 bucks. All you need to do is buy some PVC dryer vent tubes and tube the fog into your enclosure from the externally located humidifier.
Those "drop in water" models (I think EUS sells 'em)are messy, expensive, and will last all of maybe 6 mos if you're lucky.
There's no way to really prevent the splashing so if you want to conitnue using that fogger you'll need to ditch the aquarium for something that offers a bit more ventilation. Aquarium tanks aren't really that great for Corallus...you'll need something with some cross ventilation as the art of Corallus keeping requires a mastering of the airflow/humidity balance.
Hope this helps.
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