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Old 11-16-19, 07:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Humidity levels for live tank

Hi I have a Mexican black king snake, I have a big tank for him with live plants and soil. Today though I noticed my humidity levels are not where there suppose to be. He does have a big bowl filled with water on the cool side, and I do mist in the morning and night, my routine use to work but now its not and I don't know why.
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Old 11-16-19, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What are your humidity levels? Kings don't require high humidity, so you're probably fine.
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Old 11-16-19, 07:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It was reading 27 when I left before work
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Old 11-16-19, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's actually not bad for a King. I've always kept my Kings in the 30s but dips into the high 20s aren't uncommon in fall and winter. Never had any problems through the years.

Does the tank have a screen top? If so you can cover the majority to keep humidity in.
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Old 11-16-19, 08:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It dropped to 17 smh I really donít get whatís
Going on
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Old 11-16-19, 09:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Is it getting cold where you live? Heating equipment as well as household heaters can really zap humidity. Once I have to turn the heat on in my house I have to tweak all my enclosures because the humidity drops.

Covering the screen tops goes a long way. I also add a second water bowl in my enclosures to help raise the humidity this time of year.

Fortunately Kings are very hardy and aren't nearly as affected by humidity as many other species of snake. They're a very forgiving species to work with.
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Old 11-17-19, 06:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you ! Yes I live in New York so we have the heater on, so Iím going to try what you said .
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Old 11-18-19, 12:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you ! Yes I live in New York so we have the heater on, so Iím going to try what you said .
Aha! I knew it! I'm in MA, so our weather is very similar and unusually cold the past week or two.

I think just a few minor adjustments and you'll be good to go for the winter.

Good luck, don't be shy if you have more questions!
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Aha! I knew it! I'm in MA, so our weather is very similar and unusually cold the past week or two.

I think just a few minor adjustments and you'll be good to go for the winter.

Good luck, don't be shy if you have more questions!
Omg thank you ! Really thank you that little trick with the cover helps . Right now itís at 33% but it didnít really go lower than that at night . You saved the day ! Noodle and I are thankful lol
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Omg thank you ! Really thank you that little trick with the cover helps . Right now itís at 33% but it didnít really go lower than that at night . You saved the day ! Noodle and I are thankful lol
Happy to help!! You're very welcome. I'm always happy to help people enjoy these awesome animals.
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