Can you over humidify a crabitat

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Can you over humidify a crabitat

Post by Hermit crab lover 37 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:10 pm

according to my analog hygrometer my humiditys gone up since I started misting and added a third water bowl, which they seem to be using. Is that dangerous? Do I need to fix it, and if so how
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Re: Can you over humidify a crabitat

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:48 pm

Higher humidity isn't a problem for the crabbies. My hygrometer reads 99% all the time. You may find mold more of an issue as the humidity rises though. Just be careful not to mist too much, it could potentially cause a flood if you overdo it.

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Re: Can you over humidify a crabitat

Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:09 pm

Higher humidity usually equates to more mould growth, but as mentioned prior its unlikely to be an issue for the crabs.

Analog gauges are known for being a little inaccurate, so I'd calibrate it if you haven't done so already.

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Re: Can you over humidify a crabitat

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:03 am

My digital gauges that are calibrated read 90-99% in all three of my tanks. I have no issues - not even with mold.

In new tanks you might have an issue with mold, but I never have.
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