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Old 06-11-2019, 04:27 AM
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I got some 120 oz grow out containers from Josh’s frogs, for some tadpoles I have morphing. They recommend I fill it with an inch of new zealand sphagnum moss that has been soaked for a few hours. The sphagnum moss is damp. I have a few zoomed temp/humidity gauges and none of them read past 70% humidity. I don’t think they work in wet conditions. How can I tell if it’s humid enough for them in there? Any ideas would be appreciated!

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Old 06-11-2019, 04:33 AM
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If the moss is damp, and the lid is on, it is humid enough. If you are worried it is too dry, give a little spray of water. If the moss is wet, don't spray until it isn't saturated anymore.

Including some leaf litter will help give the frogs options for microclimates, since it will be more humid under the leaves and less humid on top of them. Watching where the frogs hang out will give you clues to how to adjust the humidity level.
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Great advice thanks!
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:44 PM
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Theres a lot of dogma out on humidity like if it isn't 100% then they'll shrivel and die.

I don't like fully sealed containers with no ventilation because it actually keeps humidity too high imo then temp really becomes a factor. Keep the moss slightly damp but not saturated you'll be ok. Your average humidity gauge won't be helpful in these environments.
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