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      Hey, I just got a GBB sling and hes in his cage but the humidity gauge says the humidity is like 90% and GBBs r only supposed 2 hav like 50-60. Right now im using the light I use on my lizard 2 dry out his cage but it really isn't doing much bc the humidity will go down when the lights on but then when I turn it off the humidity goes back up 2 like 90 within about an hour or so. Does any1 kno a better way 2 dry out substrate? Thx!
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      Jon, so glad you are so anxious to properly take care of your Ts. That is always a great attitude to see.

      As for humidity, I wouldn't worry about it. I wouldn't water the T's tank anymore, but as slings, they need more humidity than adults, so all should be well.

      Just keep your little one fed and it will grow.

      I wouldn't use the light since if it is an ultraviolet light, those UV rays can be destructive to the T's exoskeleton.

      If the substrate it too wet right now, it will dry out in a few days.

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      Toss the male in, take him out of the water dish in bolus form the next day.

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      Hey Jon,
      Add more ventilation if you can...
      That should speed things up.
      What kind of enclosure is it in?
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      Heres sum pics of his tank, The first pic is a side view of it, the 2nds a top view and the 3rd is where in the tank he made his home, thx again all

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      Looks great to me. I wouldn't worry about it.

      With that screen top, the tank will acutally dry out pretty quick. You may even want to cover part of it so it doesn't get too dry in there for the sling.

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      Toss the male in, take him out of the water dish in bolus form the next day.

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      Looks great to me. I wouldn't worry about it.

      With that screen top, the tank will acutally dry out pretty quick. You may even want to cover part of it so it doesn't get too dry in there for the sling.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ManlyMan7 View Post
      Looks great to me. I wouldn't worry about it.

      With that screen top, the tank will acutally dry out pretty quick. You may even want to cover part of it so it doesn't get too dry in there for the sling.
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      The only thing wrong with your setup that I see is that you have a thermometer and a hygrometer in there. Get rid of them, the only thing they will do is stress you out (and make the pet stores money). First of all they aren't terribly accurate; your substrate looks relatively dry, there is no way that you have 90% humidity in there. And second no T needs that specific of a humidity, if you are reading caresheets, then stop. Just let the substrate dry out completely on its own, then keep a corner moist by drizzling in some water every week or so, and it will be just fine.
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