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 LLL Reptile & Supply
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: Timor Python . . . . . . . . . .  Inyo Mountain Salamander, . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Dec. 02, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Dec. 09, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  York County Reptile Show - Dec. 10, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Dec. 16, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Jan 04, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - Jan 20, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Jan 26, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Feb 01, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - Feb 17, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Feb 23, 2024 . . . . . . . . . . 
Join USARK - Fight for your rights!
full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Rodent Pro
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Better than biopod

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

Posted by: markg at Mon Nov 5 13:13:18 2018  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

For heat control, it will depend somewhat on the type of heater. For all non-light-emitting heaters, a proportional controller is best. Those are available at herp supply dealers such as Reptile Basics Inc and the Bean Farm.

Type of heater depends on the reptile/amphibian needs. I think ceramic heat emitters are superb but for these animals (snakes especially), the emitter must not be able to be touched by the animal. Larger areas can use a radiant heat panel instead - at least the surface does not get as hot. RBI and the Bean Farm have those too.

Water temp control - you already know about that as a fish keeper. I still used a proportional controller for an aquarium heater on my turtle tank. I set the aquarium heater to about 82 just so it would stay ON, then I set the proportional controller at 80 to keep the water at 80. Much tighter control than the aquarium heater itself, and since you don't cycle the aquarium heater switch, they actually can last longer.

Misters are available (e.g. mist king).


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Hide Replies ]

  • Better than biopod - kevinbuckley70, Mon Oct 8 08:57:08 2018
    • You Are HereRE: Better than biopod - markg, Mon Nov 5 13:13:18 2018

>> Next topic:  Buying/shipping terrarium to Moscow? - omnifelpur, Mon Dec 17 09:41:19 2018
<< Previous topic:  Showcasecages.com - PWR, Wed Sep 19 07:30:47 2018