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humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby Tasnene » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:11 am

It just hit me I’m always concerned about humidity levels for my snake Noodle but not for Yeti my bearded dragon. How to you maintain humidity levels in a plain tank? See for my Noodle I gave him a live tank with soil and I spray it twice a day , soon I’ll be doing the same for Yeti around January.
Also what are the humidity levels suppose to be ? Right now she’s in shed too.
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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby MrSpectrum » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:14 am

Opinions vary, but the consensus seems to be around 30%-40%.

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I wouldn't spray Yeti's tank unless you have a fool-proof way of lowering the humidity within a very short time--it's not necessary; these are animals who thrive in an arid environment. For that reason, I'm not a fan of bioactive enclosures for BDs. They usually get enough water from their diets (bugs & greens), but an occasional bath may also supplement, and help with shedding. They do not absorb moisture through their skin.
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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby Tasnene » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:44 am

I never thought to google or ask what people’s opinion was for a bearded dragon to have a live tank, thanks you gave me something to think about and look further into....... I did spray it this morning but it did go back down. I don’t know why it’s not maintainable.
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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby MrSpectrum » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:14 am

Tasnene wrote:I did spray it this morning but it did go back down. I don’t know why it’s not maintainable.

The humidity? It may be a matter of where you live, the season, the humidity in your home, or if you have plants or some other source of humidity in the tank (like a water dish).

What kind of hygrometer are you using? Check into opinions on that too.
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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby Tasnene » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:27 am

I’m using one that I bought from the bio dude, its a digital one. I do have a small water dish in her tank. She’s in a big tank about 60 gallon. I live in New York , we have the heater on.
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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby MrSpectrum » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:27 pm

I'd take the water dish out. It's unlikely she's using it (unless she's very unusual) and it will certainly raise the humidity in the enclosure.

If the enclosure is bioactive, that could be raising the humidity as well.

My 7 week old is shedding as we speak--no problems. If any develop, I'll give him a bath to help loosen things up.

60 gal. seems small; 120 gal. (4' x 2' x 2') is recommended if possible.
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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby Tasnene » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:49 pm

It’s actually low. I’m sorry I should have said that.
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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby claudiusx » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:14 pm

Tasnene wrote:It’s actually low. I’m sorry I should have said that.

Remember, they are desert creatures, it's supposed to be low :)
What is it at right now?
I definitely wouldn't try to artificially raise the humidity though.

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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby Tasnene » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:26 pm

Lol okay when I’m home from work I’ll let you know .
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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby Tasnene » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:06 pm

claudiusx wrote:
Tasnene wrote:It’s actually low. I’m sorry I should have said that.

Remember, they are desert creatures, it's supposed to be low :)
What is it at right now?
I definitely wouldn't try to artificially raise the humidity though.

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It’s at 27
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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby claudiusx » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:09 pm

That's fine, I wouldn't worry about it. :D
If you want you can keep the water dish, but like mentioned, a lot of times they don't even use it. But, no harm no foul :)

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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby Tasnene » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:55 pm

claudiusx wrote:That's fine, I wouldn't worry about it. :D
If you want you can keep the water dish, but like mentioned, a lot of times they don't even use it. But, no harm no foul :)

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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby MrSpectrum » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:07 am

Tasnene wrote:It’s actually low. I’m sorry I should have said that.

Paraphrasing Rocket Raccoon, "Awww, now I feel foolish!"

I'm not terribly worried about that either; usually high(er) humidity is the issue with BDs. We're getting into the season of dry humidity in the northeast anyway; how does that compare to the ambient humidity in your home? What are the temperatures in her "tank" (and are we talking about an all-glass enclosure or what?" A photo of the enclosure might be helpful (You can upload one with the User Image Uploader on the menu bar across the top of the page.)
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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby Tasnene » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:09 am

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This is my tank set up . Okay I can relax lol
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Re: humidity levels Is that a thing?

Postby MrSpectrum » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:13 am

OK, in this case spraying down (the tank--not the lizard) in the early morning (think: simulating morning dew) might be enough. The humidity numbers are averages, and what we're going for is simulating (as best we can) the average humidity in the Australian outback. If you check out a map of the continent, Alice Springs is pretty close to the exact center (and where Bearded Dragons go to vacation).
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