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RE: Building Custom Enclosure

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Posted by: rtl402 at Mon Apr 6 07:18:54 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rtl402 ]  
   

Size is good, lighting ideas are fine, those UVB type bulbs decay much faster than MVB's do, so they need replacement more often. Just be very careful about the materials you use. Oak ply or formaldehyde free melamine are pretty much the only acceptable forms of wood I know of to build an enclosure for a Uro. Because of the excessive temperatures, almost all softwoods, pine, cedar, will all emit toxins that could be potentially hazardous. Not to mention anything put together with any for of formaldehyde glue is potentially deadly.

Definitely seal the inside of the enclosure so that any moisture you may have in the enclosure doesnt get into the wood and allow it to warp over time.


   

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