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How to create high humidity?

Beitragvon highered » 4. Aug 2008 10:32

I live in a moderate humidity environment. How would I create a high humidity nest for exotic ants needing high humidity please?

I found the following products that anstore sell:
http://www.antstore.net/shop/product_in ... ifier.html
Sounds good but there is no English description.

http://www.antstore.net/shop/product_in ... -36-W.html
Sounds only appropiate for rainforest ants.

http://www.antstore.net/shop/product_in ... ation.html
But there is no English description for this product.

http://www.antstore.net/shop/product_in ... -LB10.html
Sounds good but expensive and not in stock (I'd have to find it elsewhere) and it says the level of humidity can be changed.

However I heard that all you have to do is just spray water on the nest once a day like with a
http://www.antstore.net/shop/product_in ... liter.html

PS How would these products be connected? Would you just put a tube into the basin and then cover the basin?
Thanks for your help.
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Beitragvon mzfckr » 4. Aug 2008 10:52

a bowl of water and a mesh over(for ants not falling in) it makes humidity too, but you can use everything you want i just think these humidifiers ar too expensive.
also if you want a cheap electronic humidifier, you can buy one ultrasonic mist maker at ebay.
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Beitragvon gabranth » 4. Aug 2008 15:54

i have humus and a peace of dead wood in my basin i sprayed it a few times with water and the humidity was 90% :D
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Beitragvon Skippy » 4. Aug 2008 17:41

I have water tank in corner , where is normally aqua-filter , but I got there water-heating and water , and it making nice humidity
Also you can spray water in terarium
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Beitragvon miszt » 4. Aug 2008 20:57

Spagnum moss is great for keeping a tank humid, as long as you keep it damp

remeber to provide ventilation, prefrably Positive airflow, using a small fan or something, otherwise you may end up with moulds and bacteria growing
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Beitragvon jon2thefish » 6. Aug 2008 16:04

a small aquarium air pump which is placed on the outside on the cage with a piece of tubing, often called air line placed into the cage is a good way of providing a supply of fresh air.

Points to watch are ;-

A cold draft being created if the air being pumped in is too cold or too fast.
Pollution from smoke, air freshers etc, etc
unlikely, but make sure the ants cant crawl up the air line, possibly place an air stone/brick on the end.
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