return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
click here for Rodent Pro
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Python . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - June 06, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  The Reptile Expo - June 20, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - June 20, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herpetolocial Society Meeting - June 20, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptilian Nation Expo Long Beach - June 21-22, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  VReptile Vitual Reptile Expo - June 27-28,2020 . . . . . . . . . .  New England Reptile Expo - June 28, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptile Super Show San Diego - July 11-12, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - July 11, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - July 18, 2020 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
Click here for Jungle Bob
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Radiant Heat Panels?

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Cage & Habitat Design ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: LarryS at Wed Mar 16 12:42:43 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by LarryS ]  
   

>>I'm building two 24"/24"/24" cages for my BRB's, and I want to use radiant panels for the heat source, I just don't know what the most cost effective wattage size I should get. Any suggestions?

I am not familiar with the husbandry requirements for these boas, but based on their origin I am guessing they need a fairly high temperature in the basking area of the cage. I am curious about your cage size choice, are they arborial?

Any way, it is going to be hard to get a heat gradient from one side of the cage to the other with such a small floorspace and a relatively large heat panel. I think you may need greater than 30 watts if you are going to get the temps you need at floor level depending on ambient room temperature. Some of the higher wattage panels are quite large in a physical sense, but may supply the heat you need.

I am thinking that a call to the heat panel manufacturer would be a good place to start.
-----
Larry Stroud - Fort Pierce, Florida


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  Rainbow Boas - Sarge2004, Wed Mar 16 15:00:26 2011
>> Next Message:  RE: Radiant Heat Panels? - Bobby_Wheels, Fri Mar 18 14:17:49 2011

<< Previous Message:  Radiant Heat Panels? - Bobby_Wheels, Tue Mar 15 14:40:38 2011