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Keeping Temps Up At Night

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:04 pm
by Dubs
Is there a preferred way to keep temperatures up in the night? I've seen people say heat mats can cause burns and I don't want that to happen. Would a heat mat hooked to a thermostat fix that problem? Are ceramic heat emitters a better option? Thanks

Re: Keeping Temps Up At Night

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:11 am
by splashy07
Temperatures naturally drop at night. If your ambient household temps do not go below 65 degrees give or take, you will not need nighttime heat. I have never used nighttime heat in over 40 years of keeping reptiles. Just see that you do not feed late.

Re: Keeping Temps Up At Night

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:44 pm
by Janella
Ditto, but if you do need something for heat ceramic heat emitter works the best.

Re: Keeping Temps Up At Night

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:58 pm
by Dubs
It does tend to get colder here at night, especially in the winter months.
Thanks for the replies.

Re: Keeping Temps Up At Night

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:25 am
by splashy07
Agree, CHEs work best but carefully monitor humidity as they dry up the air quickly.