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Old 09-08-16, 03:17 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Keep asking! No one minds answering particularly when it's clear you want to learn and give your snake the best possible cars.
Hahah... Now I'm imagining a Royal/ball driving a car! 😂
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Hahah... Now I'm imagining a Royal/ball driving a car! 😂
I refer you to the autocorrect joke...
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I refer you to the autocorrect joke...
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Alright so I got my stat goin and humidity gauge in there. I decided to try and feed him today. He ate that rat so fast!! Haha I think he already likes his new home.

What's the key for humidity just spray water with a squirt bottle as necessary? I keep checkin the gauge and it keeps going down to about 40% should be around 50% right?

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Here's his set up. I haven't had to use the lamp yet. Ambient temp is a steady 80ish all day. Probably have to during winter time when outside temps get lower.
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Tank is 36x17x12 I believe
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Looks like a nice setup!
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Don't get too hung up on humidity. That said if you do want to keep it higher for longer then you need a substrate that holds moisture and you need to keep that sprayed.

The trick is to make sure it's holding moisture but is not constantly properly wet as a soggy substrates is likely to cause an RI. Personally except for specialist species (a GTP for eg) I think people often cause more harm by having the humidity too high than too low.

A humidity hide (suitable sized plastic food container with an entrance hole cut in it and some damp sphagnum moss in it) can be added when the snake is in shed or left in all the time. Just check it regularly to make sure a) the moss is still damp and b) that the snake hasn't deficated in there-typical place for them to go!.

Nice looking set up you've created though. Keep up the good work and you'll be rewarded with many years of happy snake ownership.
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i forgot my password for so long but finally figured it out. a little update my python is doin good! he eats well and he lets me pick him up whenever. its cool! i do have a question tho now, we're in the winter months and my house doesn't stay too warm is it ok to leave my red light on all the time or should i turn it off at night or during the day or anything. its just a heat sorce correct? or will that bother him having a light all the time?
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i forgot my password for so long but finally figured it out. a little update my python is doin good! he eats well and he lets me pick him up whenever. its cool! i do have a question tho now, we're in the winter months and my house doesn't stay too warm is it ok to leave my red light on all the time or should i turn it off at night or during the day or anything. its just a heat sorce correct? or will that bother him having a light all the time?
Good to hear the snake is doing well. Well done on a good job. The snake will require heat at night but a red bulb may disturb it. Swap the bulb out for a ceramic heat bulb (also called a ceramic heat emitter)-that would work well for your setup.
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The idea behind the red bulbs is that they can't see it...has there been research to disprove this Danny? You know I dislike bulbs just as you dislike uth's so I really do just want to know.
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I am with Danny on this one. They may not be able to see the red bulb, but they definitely can not see a che. The che seems to heat much more efficiently to.
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The idea behind the red bulbs is that they can't see it...has there been research to disprove this Danny? You know I dislike bulbs just as you dislike uth's so I really do just want to know.
I believe there has yes. I will try to find some papers. That said there is research to show that near visible infrared is a better source of heat (IR-A) than far infrared (IR-C) as it penetrates deeper in to muscle.

Therefore a basking bulb is a better choice during the day but not so good at night. For my lizard I therfore use a bulb as he does not need heat at night but as my snakes do I runeed a Che on them but when I get my monster vivs I'll set up a day/night combo of basking bulb/che.
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