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by Plasmoc
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

So far humidity is down to 91% and I’m monitoring for flooding and while I don’t see water at the bottom (doing the knife test), it does look a bit darker than normal I think. Feels about right though. I gave 2 crabs down still and I hesitate to dig them up again. What do you think? Sent from my iPh...
by Plasmoc
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

Are you taunting me? [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]


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by Plasmoc
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

I’m leaving the tank kid cracked tonight hopefully it’ll help a bit


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by Plasmoc
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

Hmmm I hadn’t thought about condensation due to our room temperature. Home is kept around 71-72 degrees.


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by Plasmoc
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

That’s what’s weird, I am not spraying and there’s no bubblers, I don’t understand why it’s still so humid. The only moisture being added to the tank comes from the standing water dishes (fw & sw) when I clean/refill them and fresh foods. I have 2 under-tank heaters mounted to the back & side if the...
by Plasmoc
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

I worry about the bugs getting out, so I only air it out a short time.


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by Plasmoc
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

I’ve been monitoring closely for flooding and suddenly there bottom was flooded overnight so I had to dig up the crabs in attempt to save them. Luckily none were currently molting. I removed all 3 hermit crabs & decor & dishes and mixed in mixed in dry EE until sandcastle consistency throughout. I’m...
by Plasmoc
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

Wanted to update- it’s been 2 weeks and the humidity is still 99%+. The substrate is still sandcastle consistency, but now 2 crabs are down. I’ve been monitoring for flooding using that knife trick and so far there’s still no flooding. The only moisture added to the tank is via replenishing the wate...
by Plasmoc
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

Oh and I’m sure my substrate was good consistency before, if anything it had small patches that were a smidge too dry. Before 100% covering the tank I had the opposite problem of humidity being in the 63-75 % range despite misting (I have a prior post asking to to raise & stabilize the humidity and ...
by Plasmoc
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

How high can springtails climb / jump? The main reason I hesitate to keep the lid open for long is I worry they’ll get out and then find the nearby kitchen (has low plants, damp sink, etc).

They are still really tiny... maybe 1/6th a hemp seed.


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by Plasmoc
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

How do I lower the humidity? Remove the substrate and mix it with dry substrate? It seems sandcastle consistency already. I’m not sure where all the moisture is coming from.... I had low humidity issues before covering the tank fully and I’m not adding anything wet (except refilling water dishes) or...
by Plasmoc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

Great idea thanks! I will try this tomorrow, that’s much easier than digging around as I did tonight. I didn’t want to disturb much so only checked 3 spots. I’ll check a few more tomorrow.


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by Plasmoc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

Ok I just checked and the substrate is still sandcastle consistency, so no flooding (yet). Phew! To clarify about the accurite, when I calibrated it with the salt test in the sticky I discovered it reads 4 degrees low, so instead of 75% humidity after 8+ hours calibrating it it read 71%. It’s curren...
by Plasmoc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Humidity 103%

Good call, what does flooding look like? Luckily all my crabs are up and accounted for


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by Plasmoc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity 103%
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Humidity 103%

Since discovering I have an outbreak of springtails I’ve been keeping my tank lid completely covered in plastic. Humidity is steady at 103% per calibrated accurite hygrometer. Water is literally dripping down the inside walls of the tank. I assume this high humidity long term will cause other proble...