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Maintaining Humidity In Winter (heat Is On, Humidity Low)?

Discussion in 'Skinks' started by d3tsui, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. d3tsui

    d3tsui Member

    Hi Folks!

    Anyone else having trouble maintaining humidity in winter? To keep my temperature high, the top inch of my substrate is bone dry, which makes my bioactive substrate not so active...

    Has anyone installed a fogger or mister for their fire skink? How's it working out for you? Thanks!
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    How are you housing it? If a screen top, replace it or alter it to seal it off.
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  3. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    Totally agree. If you add water you must keep it from escaping.
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  4. Darkbird

    Darkbird Elite Member

    Agreed, sounds like the standard issue of having too much ventilation. Some sheet plastic, acrylic, or even tinfoil or saran wrap placed over the standard screen top can do wonders. Cover everywhere except where the basking lights have to go through.
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  5. aztec4mia

    aztec4mia Elite Member

    The colder the air, the less moisture it carries so if you could find a way to better insulate your enclosure that would be best. if it is a glass aquarium then covering the screen top will help a little but the glass walls will transfer much more heat, the more heat loss leads to your heat fixture to run more to maintain the temps and your back at low humidity.

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