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Old 01-26-04, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Night Temps

I apologize for the double post but for some reason this post, which I originally posted in the colubrid forum did not cross post to the "new posts" area.

I'm just wondering - do you usually keep the same temps 24/7, or do you turn the heat off at night? I saw something somewhere (not sure if it was another thread or a care sheet or where it was now) that talked about turning the UTH off at night and it got me thinking that in the wild, temps do fluctuate a lot between day and night so perhaps it would more closely match the natural environment to turn the temps off at night. But I was just wondering what others are doing???
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Old 01-26-04, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm by no means saying whether you should or should'nt, but I keep various species of pythons, boas and skinks and a few other odds and sods at about 80-82F during the day (much hotter basking spot for the skinks) and the whole room drops to the low 70's at night. Works for me. I'm not a big fan of thermometers, these temps are taken from random checks. I'm sure the temperatures fluctuate, especially on colder nights like we've been having lately.
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Old 01-27-04, 02:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For my balls, they get 94 deg. for 7-8 months, 24/7. For cooling, I drop the temp. to 74 for 12 hours a day, and 94 for the rest.
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