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If you want your humidity to go down put the cage somewhere where it dosent get alot of heat.
But im sure it dosent matter if there is much humidity.
After thinking a bit more on how to make a track for the camera to move in side of the side of the enclosure I have had another thought of moving parts inside of the enclosure that could possible injure a fog sitting on the rails is not good.
I would use this in a enclosure that doesn't have tree frogs.
Or a frog that could jump high enough to land on one of the rails.
So toads and packman frogs will be the subjects.
A friend of mine has a 3D printer.
And will print just about anything I want as long as I cover the cost of supplies.
So I am thinking of plastic half round rails that have a gear teeth on the bottom side,
And small holes for suction cups to secure the rails.
I could also embed the end of travel magnets in the plastic.
I have checked my shop and I do have 4 reed switches in my parts bin.
To delve in a little bit deeper on the mechanic's.
Considering that this environment is humid and a little warm and corrosive to open contacts.
The limit switches are definitely not waterproof so I think I'm going to substitute the mechanical limit switch with magnetic reed switches.
For two reasons. Number one the position switches are made so when the camera would rotate from one side to another it would push the switch into different directions.
Since I'm no longer going to be rotating a platform I am now going to be sensing a linear motion.
So splitting that left and right switch to two separate switches to be on one side of linear action and on the other side will work perfectly.
And since read switches are in a glass envelope there by default waterproof as long as I keep shrink the solder connections everything should be good. the only thing I have to do is put a small magnet on the shuttle so when it comes in close contact with reed switch it will close it and the microcontroller Will stop the stepper motor from turning.
Waterproofing the camera board is going to be a little bit more tricky.
I do have a clear lacquer spray that is made for insulating high-voltage points on a PCB and that should waterproof the back of the PCB and all the little tiny components on it.
The biggest problem is the front of the camera PCB board it has the CCD element which is very sensitive to water.
What I could do is vacuum form a small piece of plexiglass into a dome and seal the camera in that. But I will have to see how that dome is going to affect the optics of the camera.
One thing is for sure I will have to cut in half the amount of infrared LEDs on the LED board because that board is designed to aluminate up to 15 feet not 12 inches so it would be way too bright.
If you repost your question here, you'll get a lot more responses: Aquatic Clawed Frogs
probably should post this on the forum so more people see it
Yeah they live around 10-15 years, but it really depends. I'd say minimum 10 years, but 30 years is not uncommon
How long will your FBT's live will depend on their health status while young and the care you give them. According to our Care Article, which I recomend you read; up to 20 years: Frog Forum - Fire-Bellied Toad Care and Breeding - Bombina orientalis and relatives . Good luck !
Probably he she have a neurological disorder since he's mate died,or a bacteria virus enter his brain.
The plant in the clay pot shouldn't be in there. It omits toxins during the spring time when it's blooming. I don't remember the name of the plant, but I've seen it and I was advised by a veterinarian to take it out. Moss is good to have through
Pebbles/rocks/bark any substrate like that can be very harmful to your frog if swallowed. I would use coco-fiber or eco earth.