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RE: Polystyrene beneath Vision cages?

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Posted by: markg at Mon Jan 20 19:08:30 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

Hi Joan,
Gee thanks! I see my advice was bad though, the moisture is on the cold floor, so poly sheet does nothing to help that. OK, so now you need a stand.

You can make a base for each cage stack. 2x4's and 1/2 inch plywood. Glue 2x4s's (smaller width glued to plywood) around the bottom perimeter of the plywood to match the perimeter size of the cage above it so that most of the cage corner weight rests above the 2x4s. And you can attach nail-on plastic furniture guides below the 2x4s so the wood does not touch the floor directly to avoid mold. Then you can insulate with foam the bottom of the cage stand in the area between the 2x4s. Cover the top of the cage stand with whatever - utility carpet or more foam.

Good luck!

BTW, my snake room gets fairly cold in Winter, so I know the challenge when keeping warm-climate species. Insulation of the cage is so very helpful during the cold months. I had to elevate my cages too as described above, and it really helps.


   

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