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    Thamnophis cymru -MARWOLAETH-'s Avatar
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    Heating.

    Just wondering what everyone uses to heat their garter vivs.It would give me a better idea what i should use Thanks

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    Re: Heating.

    I use Zoo Med heat pads for smaller enclosures and Flex-watt heat tape on my bigger ones.
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    Re: Heating.

    I've got a variety of heatmats under all of our vivs. Our Cuitzeos also have a lamp as they seem to like basking with a bit of extra heat.
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    Re: Heating.

    I use a combination of zoo med heat mats and lamps. I have the small heat mats on the warm end of the enclosure, and also a dome or hood lamp above and I use the mat or the lamp or both, depending on the amount of heat I need. For example, with my snake Cee Cee, who has a respiratory problem, I usually leave the heat mat on all the time and have the lamp on too...with a 40 watt bulb in and a red bulb at night, because I need to keep it really warm for her. I just keep the thermostat on so that it shuts off if it goes over 85 degrees. Most of the time with my other snakes, I only use the mats at night in the winter. I just use dome lamps with 40 watt bulbs for them...red bulbs for my albinos. I always have lamps in addition to mats because the snakes seem to enjoy basking...but I have thermostats to monitor the heat.
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    Re: Heating.

    During the winter, a 60w incandescent bulb about 1' above the land enclosure.

    During the early spring and late fall, 100w incandescent bulbs above both enclosures, and a heating pad under the land enclosure.

    During the summer, florescent bulbs for light only.
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    Re: Heating.

    So far I have used both heat mats and heat cable.
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    Re: Heating.

    I use stat controlled heat mats with my garters

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