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Been new to this im still learning. At the mo we have been told the temp in the viv on the side of where the heat mat is (mats at the bottom on the outside of the viv) should be around 26'C and according to out basic themometre its spot on but it doesnt feel very warm to me.

Also, whats this humidity thing all about and can you explain it for AFTs. Mine are in a glass viv.

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Hey,

Been new to this im still learning. At the mo we have been told the temp in the viv on the side of where the heat mat is (mats at the bottom on the outside of the viv) should be around 26'C and according to out basic themometre its spot on but it doesnt feel very warm to me.

Also, whats this humidity thing all about and can you explain it for AFTs. Mine are in a glass viv.

Thanks
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lep gex like it drier, AFT's higher humidity..i have both next to each other, and each has a diff viv..




spaggy moss helps but you can see the diff between the 2 specie
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Cool. So this higher humidity thing, whats it all about tho??/ How do you get it higher and what should it be. We have them on lino and a box with moist eco-earth in for them and we spray the viv everyday with a spray bottle of water but it goes cold.

Should I spray it with warm water or just normal cold water??? Its so bloody confusing when you want everything perfect for them : )
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A couple of months ago, I started noticing my male and females skin drying out and struggling with sheds.. I had loads of moss and everything in, and it didnt seem to help... So what I did is filled their tub with eco-earth, and now they are shedding, eating and everything perfectly...

The only downside to this is the humidity needs to be kept an eye on closely, incase it is too much!
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A couple of months ago, I started noticing my male and females skin drying out and struggling with sheds.. I had loads of moss and everything in, and it didnt seem to help... So what I did is filled their tub with eco-earth, and now they are shedding, eating and everything perfectly...

The only downside to this is the humidity needs to be kept an eye on closely, incase it is too much!
yeah ditto
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Hey,

Well we have had them nearly 2 weeks and I havent seen the shed once yet. We had sand in with moss etc and they never really liked it and now we have lino tiles in and a box filled with eco earth they love it.

We spray it all every so often but should that be with warm or cold water??

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Hey,

Well we have had them nearly 2 weeks and I havent seen the shed once yet. We had sand in with moss etc and they never really liked it and now we have lino tiles in and a box filled with eco earth they love it.

We spray it all every so often but should that be with warm or cold water??

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id go for warm water then your not making the temp drop as u mist it
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Thats what I thought, lol. Just easier leaving water in a bottle and it been there when you want it, only its cold, haha, lazy me.

They are eating crickets, lol. I adore their tail wag when they are guna pounce, haha : )
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just mist after you have made a cuppa lol bit of hot water added from the kettle and there ya go you got warm water lol

glad they are eating. our leos have the tail wag and its mint
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