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Raising humidity leopard eggs

Discussion in 'Tortoise Breeding' started by tylerfitz420, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. tylerfitz420

    tylerfitz420 Member 5 Year Member

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    I don’t know what else to try to raise the humidity. I have a wet towel under the plastic bins and 4 tins of water. Still stuck at 60 percent. IMG_5866.jpg
    Help!
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    Try putting an air stone from an aquarium in one of water tins.
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    I don’t know how to post the link but @YvonneG I think I read it in will incubating madeas eggs, but the point is this forum holds incredible info from amazingly accomplished keepers you just have to dig and that’s half the fun:)
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    I would bet those disc things your using is reading wrong. They aren't recommended for temps or humidity cuz they are crap lots of times. If the substrate is damp and you have a lid on it, it should read 80+. However, you do have to add more moisture from time to time.
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    Wait, do you have holes in the side of the box? That might be your problem too.
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    I've used those same temp/humidity meters adn sometimes they get stuck - give it a firm tap or two to move the needles and they will usually reset to the actual temp adn humidity - I suspect thats whats going on here
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    I've used them too. In high humidity applications they're horribly inaccurate...
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