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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:23 am 
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Hi,

Just wondering how you all keep your humidity just right for these - I'm happy it's humid enough in the tank, and they certainly seem happier now, but I have two concerns;

When I swap put the foodplant, the Stickies sometimes, actually quite often look wet, and I'm concerned about this causing fungal or rot problems on the stickies themselves.

Also, I can't see them - there's moisture on the sides of the tank constantly!

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:15 am 
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Location: up shit creek & not a paddle in sight
i never kept mine that humid , just had solid walls & base & mesh top (exo) & sprayed daily

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Thanks - I'm keeping them at about 60-80% at the moment, but when I had it lower I had a couple of deaths, so now I'm a bit paranoid about dropping it.

Out of curiousity, what sort of substrate did you use? that's the only other thing I changed since the last one I lost, and I haven't lost any since.

Went from Kitchen Roll to Compost.

Be cool to back the moisture off if I can though, they're hard to see as it is!

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i used kitchen roll & a tub of moist (ish) coir for laying

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 8:26 pm 
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I'm totally baffled now, can't work out what I did wrong at the beginning that caused me to lose a couple - it's definitely too wet in there now but they seem pretty happy. Doesn't sound like a substrate issue either - I had kitchen roll in there to start with.

I'm going to knock the humidity back a little and see how they get on.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:23 am 
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sometimes they just fall off their twigs for fun :evil:
i found final moult to be a particularly dodgy stage & despite their environment some just seem to die for no reason just to pee you off

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 7:05 pm 
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I heard the final moult is the tricky one with these, just watched one of them moulting this morning, but they're a little way off yet!

Well, at least I'm not making any massive mistakes, so maybe I just had a couple of random losses.

Cheers for the info.


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