Termal gradient for indonesians

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Termal gradient for indonesians

Postby Keytal » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:04 am

Hi there!

I have read multiple stuff about how to make your enclosure for Indonesian BTS-s but I thought I'd ask you guys about it.

1: What is the perfect gradient (if you could add basking and ambient + lowest)
2: Is it important to have an actual basking area or just a hotter zone.

Now I have bulbs from above and my skinks are eating well, shedding well but for some reason I feel it is not the best for them right now so I ask the experienced ones for help.

Thank you very much in advance!
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Re: Termal gradient for indonesians

Postby ReptiFiles » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:28 pm

Temps should be no lower than 75, between 75-80 on the low end, around 85-90 ambient, and then 95-100 for the basking spot (I prefer a hotter basking spot rather than cooler just to make sure the skink can be as warm as it wants to be).

It's good to provide a specific basking spot, as it facilitates the gradient better. Most skinks like to bask on a large, flat stone (tile also works) to warm both their bellies and their bodies.
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Re: Termal gradient for indonesians

Postby Keytal » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:23 am

Thank you very much, I'll try to replicate these numbers in my enclosures! The numbers actually are pretty close to yours, only the cool side is a bit warmer. (I am having some difficulties due to the fact that there is another enclosure below some of the terrariums and those hit up the ones above a bit more so I get like 82-83 degrees at the cool side.
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Re: Termal gradient for indonesians

Postby ReptiFiles » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:28 am

Low 80s should be fine, but I wouldn't let them get above 85.
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Re: Termal gradient for indonesians

Postby Keytal » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:11 am

Oh alright, thank you very much!

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