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Old 17-08-2009, 12:55 PM
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Why is it all royal python care sheets vary so much with advice regarding temperatures and substrates??? im sure its the same for other snake care sheets aswell this is just the example that relevant to me!

i am buying a female albino royal python hatchling next month and have bought the following as a setup:-

1 x habisat pulse proportional stat
1 x habistat 17x11 mat
1 x 18 litre rub tub
2 x medium exo terra caves
2 x komodo temp/hygro measure
1 x small water bowl

i have one cave and komodo on hot end, and same on the cool end of the rub. The water bowl in the cool end aswell.
I have melted with a soldering iron the holes on the side of the rub on both sides and 4 holes in the lid one in each corner for ventelation (adequate?).
The mat covers half of the base or the tub, as otherwise dont get the temps high enough on cool end

hot end = 32-33c 40-45% humidity
cool end = 26-28c 765-70% humidity (air temp unknown!)

is the above info ok or what would be more advisable?

i am going to use newspaper as substrate, but have read when wet the ink can be harmful to your snake???
dont want to use other substrates as they are harder to penetrate heat from mat and you have the chance of mites coming in the substrate and i cant go through that again lol.

Any advice would be great as i ve never used rubs and mats before always vivs or racks with boas and brbs!

thanks all.

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Old 17-08-2009, 03:01 PM
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Old 17-08-2009, 03:13 PM
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i foun the same problem.
now all i have is a heat mat, a larger hide at each end and some toilet rolls (obv without the tissue lol) at each end and the water bowl in the middle just off to the cooler side and a piece of cork....i got lucky and got a really active royal lol
the heat mat i got doesnt go above 91.
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can get 95 just want make sure what to have it at! but have to have mat right over to make sure cool end is at 80 pain really just hope ambiant temps are ok room isnt heated but is warm
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Old 17-08-2009, 07:20 PM
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come on royal experts put my mind at rest what should the hot and cool ends temps and humidity be? and should i worry so much about room temps aslong as not cold and floor heat high enough?
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My young royal is in a rub about your size, but hes also inside a 2x1x1 vivarium.

He has a hide on the side with the heat mat and his water just overlapping it to evapourate and gain some humidity ... its spose to be about 50% i believe as there sub-tropical.

its hard to get a warm and cold side in a small container, but with my larger royal in a 3ft viv i try get 87 hot end and high 70s cold end. but ambient temp around 84 will be suitable i guess, and night ambient of about 76.

I also crammed in as much artificial plant as i could and he seems to be thriving in it, its almost dense to the point were if hes hiding at the back i cant see him
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yeh plants was an addition i was going to make if she doesnt settle in too well! just wanted to get temps right was gonna go for 92 hot 80 cool
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