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Posted by obeligz on December 25, 2002 at 18:56:00:
In Reply to: Re: Humidity and misting systems? posted by mikecoscia on December 25, 2002 at 11:05:09:
I use a misting system with 4 nozzles in my leachie tank.
I have a fan on top that sucks air out and ventilation near the bottom so fresh air can come it.
The tank is 250 gallons and besides the leachies it is also the home for about 10 Mouring geckoes. The plants in the tank still haven't settled in quite and I was spending too much time misting so I got a misting system.
Works well for me. during the day humidity may fall down to 58-60% and during the evening and night it's about 80-90%.
Ocean breeze is saturated with water most of the time.
Whenever there's a body of water somewhere it will continue to aveaporate until the air around is saturated or until all the water has evaporated.
During the day air over the sea will get heated up and soak up alot of moisture. When temps fall in the evening the saturated air will no longer be able to hold the same amount of humidity and it will rain. If there isn't enough water in the air to produce rain then dew is produced, but that also raises humidity.
:Thanks for the comments =). Crested geckos were first rediscovered on the Isle of Pines in 1994. However they were also found on the southern part of the main island in 1998. They have also since been found on some of the smaller neighboring islands, although I donít remember which ones, I will have to look them up in my Rhac books. Since the ocean breeze provides most of the moisture I would think that southern GT (northern is very dry), which is only 30 miles wide and the local islands all have the same if not close humidity levels. Either way we cannot provide the constant moist air in captivity. All we can do is make things wet and allow it to evaporate. And itís when things do not evaporate between sprayings that you have problems. I have thought about using a cool mist humidifier in the room that I keep my geckos in. It could work out quite well if rigged properly. However until I have time to experiment, a humidity hide will work just fine.