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    Thamnophis cymru -MARWOLAETH-'s Avatar
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    Re: Brumation advice.

    Before I brumate her properly I'm thinking of trying UV lights to try and get her to eat again.

    Is it likely UV lights will work?
    Will

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    Re: Brumation advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by ConcinnusMan View Post
    Don't sweat it! You're probably doing "better" than nature could.
    Thanks, that made me feel better!.. expensive loss though!@ 75... but I knew they were a risk at the time
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    Re: Brumation advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by -MARWOLAETH- View Post
    Before I brumate her properly I'm thinking of trying UV lights to try and get her to eat again.

    Is it likely UV lights will work?
    Any bulb that approximates the visible spectrum of natural daylight does seem to have an effect on them. It doesn't necessarily have to have UV output. However, their visible spectrum is shifted to that end of the spectrum. They can see wavelengths that are too short for us to see, and they can't see long wavelengths that we see. In other words, they can't see red light but they can see blue/violet light that is outside of our visible range.

    A natural, full spectrum of light that is at least as intense as a cloudy day, seems to increase activity and appetite. I haven't tested this scientifically, it's just something I've observed over the years. They don't require UV but it seems to have a psychological effect on them, much like a sunny day does to us.

    You can try that, and make sure the day length is more than 12 hours. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. This year it failed miserably for me. Most of my snakes gave me no choice and I had to brumate them.

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    Re: Brumation advice.

    I was thinking or doing a planted setup for my gecko so if it doesn't work he can have it instead.
    Will

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    Re: Brumation advice.

    I found a place thats at 14C.Will that be cold enough for brumation?
    Will

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