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Old 11-24-03, 05:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I think that herps get burnt in captivity because they are designed to thermoregulate based on heat sources originating above them (i.e the sun) as opposed to heat sources from the ground. They have less heat receptors on the bottom half of their body compared to the top half, and as Xain said, reaction time is slower.
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