Re: Seasonal Changes in Husbandry
My frog room is also the utility room in our basement, so the furnace and air conditioner evaporator coil are variables I have to consider.
Summer is the worst season for me because the ambient humidity is high, and the air conditioner cools the frog room too much. Even with all the basement vents closed, it's 10 degrees cooler down there. Before I covered the main HVAC stack with insulation, the frog room was getting down to 64° F in the middle of summer. Now it's only 68.
I don't need household heat or AC in the spring and fall, but I run a space heater for the frog room. I refuse to run a space heater AND central air in the summer.
Winter is my favorite. Furnace keeps the frog room warm and the air is dry enough that I don't need to worry about active ventilation for the vivs.
I should also note: I turn down my misting in the summer on account of the humidity.
Last edited by Broseph; 09-12-2020 at 04:17 PM.