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    Question Humidity problem please help?

    So on all my frog tanks I've had issues with keeping it moist and lovely from the frogs the only way I've managed lately is misting a lot i am talking 3 times or more a day to keep the cages from drying out. any help and tips?


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    both have 40 watt heating bulbs in mini domes
    both have Aluminium foil on the non heated side to keep moister in.

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    Try a piece of plexiglass over about 2/3-3/4 of the lid. I assume you're using screen lids on the cages? Even getting an automated sprayer would help in the long run. Are they in a very warm/cold room? If so you might want to consider moving them if the problem gets to be that bad. Good luck!

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    i screen lids over the tanks and there cages get to temperature for the frogs but it is just humidity is the only problem ill try the plexiglass first it has to be cheaper then the automated sprayer or ill just mist them 3-5 times a day and call it good

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    also i heard having moss in the cages will help a lot but im worry about impaction is there anyway i can have moss without that worry in my mind?

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    Maybe try feeding them in a separate container, making a feeding spot clear of moss in their main tank, or even careful tong feeding.

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    Sometimes I put wet paper towels over most of a tank lid and then cover it with tin foil. I'm not exactly sure how effective this is but it seems to keep humidity at a steady range.
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    Olivia how often do you replace the towels? i may try moss but sense my frogs eat mostly worms they are tonged fed only right now and pac's don't move so except the corner they are in i should be fine.

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    When ever they get too dry, so about everyday. I used this for my ball python for a bit till I changed his substrate.
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    I was told not to use a heat lamp or ceramic heat emitter due the very issue you're dealing with. The thing heat well but ultimately dries out the air as well which is why you are having to spray so often. My son's pac has an eight watt heater on bottom and 4 watt on same side. I have found that we only need to spray once maybe twice (rarely) a day.

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    Default Re: Humidity problem please help?

    to be fair i have UTH too on the cages i've used them before and i didn't reach the temperatures needed for frogs which is 80 ish and also having UTH on the bottom is not safe for the frogs they naturally burrow to avoid heat so having heat there kinda desyncs them and can burn them that why i have the lamps.

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    Default Re: Humidity problem please help?

    Quote Originally Posted by madaeroom View Post
    I was told not to use a heat lamp or ceramic heat emitter due the very issue you're dealing with. The thing heat well but ultimately dries out the air as well which is why you are having to spray so often. My son's pac has an eight watt heater on bottom and 4 watt on same side. I have found that we only need to spray once maybe twice (rarely) a day.
    As Lanky mentioned, heaters under the tank are not a good idea for pacman frogs since they burrow to cool off. High temperature is necessary for the frogs to properly digest their food and if you don't provide that for him, he can have problems later on.

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    It's so crazy because there is so many contradictions. My guy burrows by the heater and the non heater side. I have different temp gradients throughout the tank and the uth is on a thermostat and not always on

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    Default Re: Humidity problem please help?

    I use a ceramic heater and just pour water into the tank until the bottom layer is moist, it tries quickly enough to prevent mold and stuff. If the frog has a water bowl they'll sit in it if they need to soak.

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    Default Re: Humidity problem please help?

    So update my I've tryed paper towels and moss now on the opposite side of where my frogs nest themselves and my cages are still dry i now water my terrariums 3-4 times a day and i have 5 tanks now it is crazy the only thing i have no tryed yet is pexelglass because idk where i would get nor how much it would cost. any other tips?

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    Default Re: Humidity problem please help?

    My PacMan is in a 10-gallon glass enclosure. I use Ecco-Earth as the substrate. I do have Moss at one end of the enclosure, but it is a small amount of moss. I use a spray-bottle to increase the humidity. I also have a thermometer/hygrometer in the tank to monitor Temps and Humidity Levels. I have a Flukers 5.5" fixture, and use a Daytime 40w bulb. The light fixture has a dimmer, and this works perfectly. My Humidity levels are maintained and the temps are 77-80 degrees during the day. Humidity level is 72%.

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