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RE: Building new enclosure, need some id

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Posted by: EvilMorphgod at Fri Jan 4 17:19:46 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EvilMorphgod ]  
   

I like plastic mesh better than Plexi. The plexi scratches, bows and absorbs water..... Plastic mesh with 1/4" screening works great and the lizards like to run all over it...otherwise galvi mesh would be ok...just spray paint it black.


I would put their hiding area up on the back wall or ceiling and then you can plant the cage with potted plants....

Use a few lower wattage bulbs for heat...one red on all of the time and the other a plant light that also provides heat.



Seal the enclosure to prevent water being absorbed by the wood.

You could keep a nice group in there for sure!!!!!!


Kevin
>>I was thinking about turning this old dresser into a Tokay enclosure and I could use some design ideas.
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>>As you can see in the pictures the dresser is divided into 2 sections but it can easily open up into 1 section.
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>>With the dresser opened up into 1 section it would give a size of 4ft tall x 3ft wide x 1.5ft Deep. If I keep the dresser divided in 2 sections the top section would give a size of 2.5ft tall x 3ft wide x 1.5ft deep.
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>>I am thinking I should open up the dresser and make it 1 big enclosure (4ft x 3ft x 1.5ft). I was thinking I could put a plexiglass opening door on the bottom. On top I was thinking 2 vertical doors either made of screen or plexiglass, but im not sure which would be the better choice .... the plexiglass would hold in heat and humidity better but screen would make for easy cage misting.
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>>I am also not so sure how I should set up the heating as I wont be able to use a heat light unless I mount it inside the enclosure which im a bit iffy about doing ... or maybe I could use a heat mat(s) or heat panel(s) mounted on one of the walls (ceiling, back wall or one of the side walls).
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>>So what does everyone think ..... screen or plexiglass doors up top?? ..... Heat light, heat mat or heat panel?? If heat mat or panel where should I mount it, inside outside, ceiling, back wall, side wall???
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>>Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!!
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