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Re: Humidity and misting systems?


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Posted by G Quirk on December 24, 2002 at 23:21:29:

In Reply to: Re: Humidity and misting systems? posted by mikecoscia on December 24, 2002 at 17:25:31:

Well said Mike, and let me add that Cresteds have never been found on New Caledonia, only on Isle of Pines which is farther south and is only 7.5 by 7.5 miles, so with the ocean breezes working on a small island I believe that their relative humidity is much less than the charts everyone cites from New Caledonia, I have kept mine for years with about40% room humidity, with a damp hide/nesting container with excellent results. Merry Christmas Everyone!


:The general humidity of the room the geckos are in, plus a humid hide should be more then adequate. Spraying is fine to, just be careful not to over due it. If the cage does not have ample time to dry out, it will lead to health problems and bacterial/mold infections in the tank. Unlike New Caledonia our rooms (at least mine does’t..lol) do not have an ocean breeze to carry excess moisture away. Misting systems are more useful with amphibians and reptiles that require higher temps (which in turn dries the cage out quickly). Rhac’s do not need fancy heating devices and high temp lamps, so misting systems would prob be over kill.
:-Mike

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