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My basement is 65F, 75% RH right now with the central AC ducts closed. Now, when I open my coolerdor which has 65% RH beads I watch the RH rise. Kinda strange after the dry winter when the exact opposite would happen.


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I've been experiencing the same thing with my humi in the basement for the last two weeks...open it up at 65% watch it rise to about 69% as I choose my smoke...much better than watching it fall into the 50%s as I choose my smoke...
 
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The humidity in my basement has been holding at about 65%. However, the temperature has been reaching the low 70s. Today is the high for the year at 74 degrees. I'm getting a little worried about maintaining the proper temperature as summer progresses. I've heard beetles don't start hatching until the high 70s/low 80s. Is there truth in that statement or should I be concerned now?

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I've heard beetles don't start hatching until the high 70s/low 80s. Is there truth in that statement or should I be concerned now?

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Beatles don't hatch until the temp is around 80 degrees F for a long period of time. Think about all the smokes transported by UPS that get to 80 degrees-plus for a few days and nothing happens.


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When i open my Vinotemp to select a cigar my humidity drops to 62-63 year round...it is in my office which is in my basement...i have a 1/2 lb %65 heartfelt beads....sometimes i have to take the beads out for a day or two cuz my humidity will start to creep to 68-69..once it drops to 61 then i'll put the beads back in...i just checked it 66/66...
 
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Beatles don't hatch until the temp is around 80 degrees F for a long period of time.
I won't bet my life (or cigars) on that. Better safe than sorry.

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My basement is 65F, 75% RH right now with the central AC ducts closed. Now, when I open my coolerdor which has 65% RH beads I watch the RH rise.
So let me see if I get this right. Your coolerdor maintains good 65%, but the place where you keep it has 75% - if so, why are you surprised watching RH rise when you open it? That's exactly what should happen as higher ambient humidity rushes in, as you open your dor's door. No?


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I've heard beetles don't start hatching until the high 70s/low 80s. Is there truth in that statement or should I be concerned now?

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Beatles don't hatch until the temp is around 80 degrees F for a long period of time. Think about all the smokes transported by UPS that get to 80 degrees-plus for a few days and nothing happens.


Never had a problem while in Iraq. No telling how long my cigars sat in a container on some fight line. My guess, about 140 to 150 for a day to day and half, or maybe hotter and longer...


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Never had a problem while in Iraq. No telling how long my cigars sat in a container on some fight line. My guess, about 140 to 150 for a day to day and half, or maybe hotter and longer...
Of course you didn't have any problem. At that temperature they probably prefer to stay in their eggs rather than hatch and choke with heat Big Grin


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