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Old 06-27-02, 07:50 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The normal flourescent and incandescent don't put out any UVB.

The redfoot tortoise is from S. America - mainly on the rainforest floor and the grasslands. Hatchlings spend most of their time burried in the leaf litter (for protection and humidity) - so their UVB requirements are quite low. Some keepers keep them quite successfully without supplemental UVB, but I would err on the side of caution and use it. Lighting with good CRI, Kelvin and Lux will stimulate normal behavior and appetite - then the tort can be provided with D3 through diet.

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Full spectrum lighting...

...doesnt output UVA or UVB, it just puts out the broad spectrum of colour rays (I don't remember exact terminology so don't laugh too hard ). When people provide snakes with full spectrum lighting, it is to usually to enhance their colours for display or photography, but seeing how most snakes are nocturnal, the lighting isn't required for them to have an appetite or digest calcium, unlike diurnal lizards.
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I never said that flourescents and incandescents gave off UVB and UVA. I said they will give the FULL SPECTRUM of light (ROYGBIV).

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