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  • Gargoyle Humidity Too High?

    Hey all, I noticed this morning when I took Theta out for a photo shoot that she seems to have some retained shed on her face and the top of her head. I thought this was a problem associated with low humidity but I've been misting at night and have installed a waterfall to help keep up humidity, which was around 90 to 100% the past few nights. Is it possible the high humidity is causing the retained shed? Should I try keeping things a bit drier?

    Here's a decent pic of the problem area


    Last edited by beege; 12-10-2011, 08:39 PM.
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    That looks much too wet to me. Gargs do well with 75-85% humidity as a high, for an hour, maybe two but it should drop down soon after that. Getting as low as 50% between misting. The shed could be from the humidity but I have one garg who has prominent horns that always looks like that after a shed. So that could be the issue. I would be more worried about sickness, mold and bacteria growth in that high of humidity.
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    • #3
      yea its not usually that wet, just got a little spray happy the past couple nights i guess. will let the humidity drop a bit
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      • #4
        turns out it was a bit of loose skin before her shed instead of retained. She looks great now
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