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Old 20-08-2019, 02:16 AM
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Lung, yes the difference is basically 18mm rather than 15mm.

Chris, as I commented, nice set up, but personally I wouldn't have run all four vivs from one stat due to possible thermal gradient between the top and bottom vivs in the stack. I presume the probe is placed in one of the two middle vivs ?

You could do with something like this

https://www.reptileforums.co.uk/foru...-rackstat.html
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Old 20-08-2019, 09:54 AM
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Lung, yes the difference is basically 18mm rather than 15mm.

Chris, as I commented, nice set up, but personally I wouldn't have run all four vivs from one stat due to possible thermal gradient between the top and bottom vivs in the stack. I presume the probe is placed in one of the two middle vivs ?

You could do with something like this

https://www.reptileforums.co.uk/foru...-rackstat.html
hi Malc, as it stands i am still running the 4 on the 1 stat yes, the probe is in the 2nd viv down and youre correct there is indeed a difference in temps in identical positions in each viv but each viv still has a good range of temps from hot to cool in each viv so with temp monitoring wit a laser thermometer im not overly concerned at the moment.
The snakes move between hot and cool ends , i suspect come winter this may change as the vivs are close by a window and my intention is to add more stats to the stack.

i do have a question tho, hides....finding a hide suitably sized for an adult boa has proved difficult, i was using hanging basket liners as they are a reasonable size but still not ideal, 1 size wise, 2ndly these pesky boas have no respect for the things and squash them lol.

what have you found that works and yet still enables good cleaning or are cheap enough to be throw away?..id prefer to have something pleasing on the eye and in keeping with a naturalistic look
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I personally gave up putting a hide in with my boa. He seldom used it even when he could fit in it. I've seen people use covers for pond filters as hides. These tend to look like rock on the outside, and come in many sizes



Maybe on the small size - 19" x 12" x 5" - £17

Others are larger



Maybe worth a trip to your local pond supplier
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I have spent this morning watching Corn Snake videos instead of working and now i'm thinking a Corn might be the way to go over a Rosy as a first snake, due to how active they are. Argh, there are too many beautiful snakes to choose from!
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I do think a corn might be a bit more fun. They're also extremely easy to look after.

A corn will definitely use as much space as you can offer, including height.

They're happy on all sorts of substrates but something that allows them to burrow is ideal as they do seem to like to do this. But equally they climb and move around a lot in full view, once over their shy phase as youngsters.
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Old 20-08-2019, 03:58 PM
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I have spent this morning watching Corn Snake videos instead of working and now i'm thinking a Corn might be the way to go over a Rosy as a first snake, due to how active they are. Argh, there are too many beautiful snakes to choose from!
Corn snakes are amazing and so adorable, I love them!

You can get so many different morphs as well, just take a look at how beautiful they all are:

Ians Vivarium - Guide to Cornsnake Morphs

Of course, you can't beat the wild types though.
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Corn snakes are amazing and so adorable, I love them!

You can get so many different morphs as well, just take a look at how beautiful they all are:

Ians Vivarium - Guide to Cornsnake Morphs

Of course, you can't beat the wild types though.
As it happens I've just been looking through a large part of that morph list. I love Granites (as a geologist it feels like the law) but i love the wild types too, particularly the Miami. I like the idea that they aren't designer breeds, and are as they would be in nature. It just so happens there's a CB18 Miami for sale near me so I might go and have a look.
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As it happens I've just been looking through a large part of that morph list. I love Granites (as a geologist it feels like the law) but i love the wild types too, particularly the Miami. I like the idea that they aren't designer breeds, and are as they would be in nature. It just so happens there's a CB18 Miami for sale near me so I might go and have a look.
I think you should go take a look at that Miami
I love the Oketee's, so beautiful!
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Miamis are a stunning locality.
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I think you should go take a look at that Miami
I love the Oketee's, so beautiful!
I sent a few pics to my wife and she prefers the Okeetee to the Miami. The same store has both so we'll go and have a look at both and see which we prefer.

Would we be better off with a CB19 or is an 18 fine?
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