return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Turtles & Tortoises for sale online
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
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: Garter Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Pine Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - May 27, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - June 01, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - June 04, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (Milwaukee) - June 08, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (FoxValley) - June 08, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting - June 10, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - June 11, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Lancaster Herp Society Meeting - June 17, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - June 18, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - June 18, 2022 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50/1000 views
click here for floridaiguana.com
$50 banner pool - click here

RE: lace monitor nesting simplified

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Monitors ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: crocdoc2 at Sun Feb 12 23:20:11 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by crocdoc2 ]  
   

I made a heating pad by zig-zagging heat cord on a piece of PVC and then coating it with a really thick layer of epoxy soaked woven fibreglass to make it goanna-proof. There are thermostat and thermometer probes cable-tied to the surface and the cords are protected by conduit, leading to the outside of the enclosure.

Here's a photograph taken the last time I took the nest box apart, around five years ago (without the conduit):


This is what it looks like on the outside of the enclosure. The photograph was taken in spring, so the room temperature was around 18C and the nest box was 31.4 at the bottom. I normally try to keep the heat pad at around 30-32C


I'll have to pull it apart this coming winter and install a new piece of conduit. Every now and then the female obsesses about something she sees as 'foreign' near the nest site and last year she went to town on the conduit, clawing at it incessantly to the point of creating a crack. In a pinch I put some gaffer tape around the crack, but the tape clearly had its own smells that piqued her interest and she obsessed about it even more.







   

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


<< Previous Message:  RE: lace monitor nesting simplified - RoadSpawn, Sun Feb 12 22:36:55 2012