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Posted by: grnpyro at Sat Feb 18 07:17:56 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by grnpyro ]  
   

So to start this question is in regards to pyros and zonata. I've been housing several of each in a 28 qt rack. It's got ambient temps at 70 or sometimes lower in the coolest spot in the tubs and a warm spot of around 80-82.
Upon checking my enclosure I wondered how this should be measured to best control temps, so I temp gunned the plastic and heating device. The plastic is at about 88-90 degrees but as stated before, this is only where the heating element is and in a very small portion, and its only if the zs or pyros go down under everything and sit directly on plastic. Is this ok?

I've used a multitude of heating devices including flexwatt, ultratherm heat pads, heat cable, and lamps on tanks. They all seem to have this same situation where the plastic or glass especially will reach a higher temp than what's actually dispersed and established in bedding and above. I also take my temp gun when I go herping and have seen both species under rocks that temped around 90 in cooler wheather with sun hitting them.

So my main question is..... If it is POSSIBLE for the snake to go to higher temperatures, again not higher than 90 ever, but the ambient and overall temps are lower, is this ok?


   

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