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    Theo's first shed! also need some help with keeping humidity at a good level.

    Me again, Theo's really showing his attitude now that he's shedding and I want to make sure he is in the right conditions to shed properly. He is my first snake and I'm very new to all this. I have a screen top for my tank and his humidity always drops throughout the day when I'm not home, how can I keep the humidity up in the tank?

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    Re: Theo's first shed! also need some help with keeping humidity at a good level.

    Cover most of the screen top with aluminum foil. Make sure you leave enough uncovered for air to get in. If you still can't keep the humidity up enough, you can provide him with a humidity box ( plenty of videos on YouTube about how to make one.) Use a bigger water bowl and put part of it over your heat mat.

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    Re: Theo's first shed! also need some help with keeping humidity at a good level.

    What a gorgeous snake! I am also new at this, but I'm finding a humid hide in my BP's enclosure as well as an occasional mist of the substrate with distilled water (keeps hard water spots off the tank) really helps keep humidity where it should be. A decent sized, heavy water bowl helps also! ♥
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    Theo's first shed! also need some help with keeping humidity at a good level.

    You can cover the mesh with a big piece of plastic/perspex then seal with tape ..


    Id also consider swapping substrate to orchid bark or Reptibark .. thrtyhold humidity far better than most other substrates AND the dark colour of the substrate will make your snake look fabulous ..

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    Re: Theo's first shed! also need some help with keeping humidity at a good level.

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    AND the dark colour of the substrate will make your snake look fabulous ..
    I am SO in agreement about the color of the dark substrates making our snakes look fab! ♥
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    Re: Theo's first shed! also need some help with keeping humidity at a good level.

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    I am SO in agreement about the color of the dark substrates making our snakes look fab!








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    Re: Theo's first shed! also need some help with keeping humidity at a good level.

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    Wow! What a difference! Look at those colors pop! Beautiful snake! ♥
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    Re: Theo's first shed! also need some help with keeping humidity at a good level.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    You can cover the mesh with a big piece of plastic/perspex then seal with tape ..


    Id also consider swapping substrate to orchid bark or Reptibark .. thrtyhold humidity far better than most other substrates AND the dark colour of the substrate will make your snake look fabulous ..

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    I have half of his tank covered in Eco-Earth substrate and the other half is the shavings, so should I take the shavings out and put more eco in?


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    Re: Theo's first shed! also need some help with keeping humidity at a good level.

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    I have half of his tank covered in Eco-Earth substrate and the other half is the shavings, so should I take the shavings out and put more eco in?


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    Its your choice but the eco earth holds humidity fabulously well and will make your snake look better ..


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    Re: Theo's first shed! also need some help with keeping humidity at a good level.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Its your choice but the eco earth holds humidity fabulously well and will make your snake look better ..


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    if it keeps him happy, healthy, and photogenic I'm glad to do it. thank you all!!


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