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Old 11-16-03, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Poking Holes in Rubbermaids

hey i just got 2 14L rubbermaids, and a kingsize sunbeam heating pad, and im housing a jcp, and a bp in them (which both require about 88F on the warm end and 60% humidity and im wondering where should i poke the holes in the rubbermaids, and how many holes.
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Old 11-16-03, 08:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Personaly.....I just took a drill with a smallish drill bit and drilled holes into the rubbermaid all the way around about an inch apart, and right up near the top.....Just my two cents. But I'm sure someone else will have a better idea.
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yu can take a sottering iron and burn holes around to keep there form being burrs
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I used a drill and put holes all the way around with extra holes at the cool end of the rubbermaid. If you are careful and patient the burring should be minimal and you can smooth them out with a nail file. For the love of Pete make sure the tops are secure. When I brought home my boa she escaped the first night due to the top not being adequately secured.
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I use a soldering iron around below the lid about every 3" apart.


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a jcp, and a bp in them (which both require about 88F on the warm end
Ball Pythons require a hot spot of 90-95.
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And I always put Carpets in a cage with hot spot of 90-92F. 88 just doesn't cut it.
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ok thanks guys. what do you mean by ''burning'', im going to just use a drill
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we tried drilling, if you're impatient you can crack the rubbermaid. With the soldering iron while it does make nicer and quicker holes you should do it in a well ventalated area.
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yeah drilling worked perfect, took like 1minute only. thanks all for your advice
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I use a soldering iron. I replace the threaded tip with a screw. The bigger head gives slightly larger holes and they look quite neat as well.
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If you decide to drill, often you end up with burring. This can easily be fixed by finishing them off with an exacto knife (the fine artist blade, not the utility one). Takes a little longer, but stil does a good job at keeping the rough edges away
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Holy crap whats wrong with a rough edge do all these snakes grow up in nerf forests and satin sheet plains
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Holy crap whats wrong with a rough edge do all these snakes grow up in nerf forests and satin sheet plains
exactly what i was thinking..sometimes people ''baby'' their snakes a little too much in my opinion
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What's wrong is that there are no cleansing winds, rain, and sunlight to cut down on bacterial growth. Any cut or scratch is more likely to get infected in an enclosed space than in the wild as coliform bacteria builds up at much higher rates.

Even small scratches can cause sepsis. Plenty of snakes die a few months after acquiring a small wound because of a systemic coliform infection.
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i use a dremel. its spins at a high velocity and does a good clean job. you can punch 25 holes in like 10 seconds. works great. now that i've added my 2 cents i'm out.
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