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    Trouble with humidity.

    I知 having a real hard time keeping my humidity up. My gauge stays around 40%, I致e been running a humidifier near my tank and that helps a little but as soon as I stop it my percentages fall back to 40. Any and all suggestions appreciated. Apologies for my super newb status.

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    Make a cardboard cutout to fit the top that covers a good amount of the screen. Wrap the cardboard in foil to keep both hear and humidity in. Cut windows for any heat lamps you may have overhead..

    Also placing damp moss in the hides creates a micro climate. Since your snake stays in the hides the majority of the time it gets the humidity it needs even when the overall tank humidity may show a bit low.

    I've used the moss tip a lot. I make it damp and then let it dry out before making it dank again when the snake is not in shed. During a shed I keep it damp.
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    Having a substrate that holds moisture well helps a lot! What is your substrate?

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    Re: Trouble with humidity.

    I have aspen mixed with coconut husk. I think I知 gunna go just coconut when I clean the tank.

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    Re: Trouble with humidity.

    I really appreciate the advice. So when my snake is in shed I should keep it damper?

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    Most people boost humidity during a shed.


    I like cypress mulch for a substrate.
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    Re: Trouble with humidity.

    Aspen doesn't hold humidity all that well and can mold when too humid. I'd ditch the aspen and sub it for top soil in your mix.

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    Re: Trouble with humidity.

    Yeah I知 really not liking the aspen. I値l change it up soon.

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    I値l give it a try. Thanks

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    Re: Trouble with humidity.

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    Yeah I知 really not liking the aspen. I値l change it up soon.

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    I値l give it a try. Thanks
    Top soil is not something I can say I see commonly used.

    I prefer to use products purpose made for animals and use Forest Floor mulch that can be bought at most big box pet stores.

    Unless you have a bio active setup I wouldn't use top soil.
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    Re: Trouble with humidity.

    Quote Originally Posted by KMG View Post
    Make a cardboard cutout to fit the top that covers a good amount of the screen. Wrap the cardboard in foil to keep both hear and humidity in. Cut windows for any heat lamps you may have overhead..

    Also placing damp moss in the hides creates a micro climate. Since your snake stays in the hides the majority of the time it gets the humidity it needs even when the overall tank humidity may show a bit low.

    I've used the moss tip a lot. I make it damp and then let it dry out before making it dank again when the snake is not in shed. During a shed I keep it damp.
    Just wanted to echo KMG's advice. When I was keeping my BP in a glass tank, I also keep my spotted python in glass, I used forest floor and repti bark. Personally, I think repti bark is a little easier to work with as far as spot cleaning and changing the substrate out, but forest floor seems to hold moisture a little better. The big thing is making some alterations to your enclosure. Like KMG said, making yourself some cardboard cutouts for the screen top.

    You can also get these rolls of insulation from any big hardware store that are essentially two pieces of foil with bubble wrap in the middle. I use this stuff to insulate the back and sides of my glass tanks, along with some aluminum foil and duct tape on top of the screen I致e been able to use less heat as the enclosure just retains more. Running heat sources less helped me keep humidity up especially if you池e using something like a CHE.

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