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Friday, March 27, 2009

Condensation in Terrariums

I have heard varying advice on the appropriate condensation levels for terrariums. Some people say any condensation on the glass is too much- others disagree. This is my recommendation:


1. If your terrarium has an open top- maintain condensation on ONE side of the glass at all times. If there is no condensation it is too dry.

2. If your terrarium has a lid or is closed-top, maintain moisture levels so that condensation is forming on ONE side of the terrarium. If there is no condensation add a few spritzes of distilled water.

3. If condensation is forming on all sides of your closed-top terrarium it is too damp- remove the lid for a few hours (and cover with mesh if you have gnats in the area! See pest post)!

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