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Old 04-07-2014, 04:24 PM
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I was wondering how many people do this? I have my heatmat under my RUB but I think the snake may get more heat if the mat was situated inside the rub?
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For my rubs i have it so they sit ON my heatmatt, but for my vivs the heatmatt is INSIDE....


hope this helps...............steve
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Just remember the connection between cable and mat is not water proof. Snake pees on it and....... moisture and electricity don’t mix well.
Heat mat under rub. Light or ceramic inside viv. Well thats my choice anyway
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I have always had anoter layer between the Snake and the heat mat and never had issues with enough heat getting through.

With a heat mat being on the inside I would worry about thermal blockage and the Snake getting burnt.
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Provided your thermostat probe and thermometer probe are inside the viv where the snake will sit, the heat mat is fine outside of it. The thermostat will operate the heat mat until the point that its probe reaches the desired temperature, and then, depending on the type of thermostat, will dim/pulse/switch on and off to main the temperature at the level you set it at.

The heat mat will run slightly warmer if it's got a layer of something between it and the probe, but your probe temperature is the important bit, not the mat temperature. The probe should be touching the surface the mat's heating, not floating in the air above it, otherwise it'll be far hotter on the mat than where the probe is reading.

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Old 04-07-2014, 05:04 PM
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I have the heatmat sitting under the rub ATM. I have no matstat but have one on order. The warmest I can get the rub is 22c which is to cool for the snake. Any suggestions ? I have a small mat but covers half the rub. Its an 18 litre rub BTW
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How old is your snake, the rubs i use are 50 ltr............
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How old is your snake, the rubs i use are 50 ltr............
Only a small male hognose mate.
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I have the heatmat sitting under the rub ATM. I have no matstat but have one on order. The warmest I can get the rub is 22c which is to cool for the snake. Any suggestions ? I have a small mat but covers half the rub. Its an 18 litre rub BTW
This sounds a little odd... Where is your thermometer probe? Is it on the bottom of the RUB, or measuring the air?
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I'm using one of those hand held laser thermometer and measured where the heat mat is and it was 23c and the cool side was 20c. The actual heatmat is measuning 50c so its working. As I said rub is sitting on heat mat
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