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Old 10-12-17, 04:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Specific heat mat question for thayeri kingsnake that is driving me nuts !!!!

Originally Posted by TRD View Post
Probably better to heat from the top (lamp?). Baby kingsnakes tend to burrow a lot (or any baby snakes for that matter) so setting it to the correct temp ON the substrate will lead to quite too high temps below it. Heatmats aren't good for upping the ambient temps... they can provide surface temps alone in very long wavelengths that just create heat (like a household radiator) but don't really penetrate anything.
On the majority of research I have done says that a heat mat is better recommended for Kings and corns as they need belly hest to digest and really aren't a basking snake which would call for a heat lamp
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