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Default Super confused about misting.

So I have been reading on this forum stuff about misting. Some say it is only for the plants, others say it is for waste breakdown, etc. So should I mist or not? If so, how much?
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Frogs shit wherever so hand misting can wash it off whatever that ends up on.

Mist also produces smaller droplets allowing faster evaporation for humidity. The reason for misting depends on what you’re misting. Moss needs constant moisture. Frogs may not need to be misted three times a day. Maybe not even everyday.
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So should I mist or not? If so, how much?
Maybe and Depends. What do your plants need? What do your critters need?

Do your plants or animals need a high relative humidity? Misting is probably a good idea. Does your enclosure loose humidity quickly? Mist more often. If it doesn't, mist less often.

Do your plants need watered? large droplet misting is probably recommended, over fogging. Are your plants soggy and that's not a good thing? Cut back on the water (amount, timing, or use a finer mist).

What do your critters need to be happy? Do that.

Here's an example from my viv.
I need high relative humidity (spikes) a few times a day and I aim for 70% the rest of the time. I also have animals that will drink water droplets.

I experimented and found that fogging 4 times a day for an hour was too much, left everything too drippy all the time. I dropped it to AM/PM with a third time not quite in the middle. Still a little too wet. Then I cut my time in half (old timer, can't remember if that was 15 or 30 minutes). That kept my humidity in the optimum range with drops in RH in the middle of the day. Now I also hand mist in the morning or evening so the critters can get a drink.

Fine tuning this process is also why so many people recommend setting up the viv a couple months before getting animals. You can work out the kinks with the plants.

Another suggestion would be, find a build thread you like or most closely matches your goals and follow that.
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Default Re: Super confused about misting.

OK thanks. I will have bumblebee dart frogs and the Josh's frogs 18x18x18 vivarium plant pack. It has ferns, vines, etc. I guess if, in the future I need to mist I could just buy a mister. I would have moss to probably.
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Fine tuning this process is also why so many people recommend setting up the viv a couple months before getting animals. You can work out the kinks with the plants.
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Another suggestion would be, find a build thread you like or most closely matches your goals and follow that.
These are worth repeating. Both are fantastic tips!
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Default Re: Super confused about misting.

I will be setting up the terrarium long before the frogs go in so I will be able to do some fine tuning. I will find a build thread I like, maybe make my own eventually.
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