Fogger hide for all tortoises?

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I have a large uvb uva visible light and infrared heat energy lamp I also have a Large Strip light 4ft long D3 and uvb small blow heat only comes on if it gets to cold it’s on I thermostat thanks
 

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I have a large uvb uva visible light and infrared heat energy lamp I also have a Large Strip light 4ft long D3 and uvb small blow heat only comes on if it gets to cold it’s on I thermostat thanks
Is that a MVB bulb with the heat, light and uvb in one? They used to be popular but have been found to dry and damage shells so T5 HO tubes for uvb, with flood bulbs for basking are mostly recommended now. CHEs on thermostats for additional and night heat are also used.

What heater have you got on the floor?
 

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Is that a MVB bulb with the heat, light and uvb in one? They used to be popular but have been found to dry and damage shells so T5 HO tubes for uvb, with flood bulbs for basking are mostly recommended now. CHEs on thermostats for additional and night heat are also used.

What heater have you got on the floor?
Hi these are the bulbs I have
 

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There is a fundamental difference between the gaseous state of water (water vapour) and fog (droplets of liquid water floating in air) Water vapour content in a volume of air is measured by humidity, Fog is not a measure of humidity except that it usually only occurs near 100% humidity, using a humidifier or fogger in the torts shelter means that the tort is inhaling small droplets of liquid water that can introduce excess moisture, bacteria and other contaminants into the lungs, unlike water vapour that is inhaled and exhaled normally. The fogger only increases humidity in the shelter by virtue of its direct evaporation into the air, and by settling on surfaces and then evaporating off of them, so its just as simple to add water to the substrate and avoid your tort aspirating small amounts of liquid water.

YEAH SCIENCE
 

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From what I have ever noticed on this forum, a humid hide is not enough for most species if not all for preventing pyramiding.
 
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