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Old 17-09-2012, 07:09 PM
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To those that are keeping adult boas in rubs are you just using heatmats on stats ?
I'm going to be converting my loft soon and am wondering whether I should build racks or vivs For adult/sub adult boas
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Old 17-09-2012, 07:37 PM
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Depends what Boas you have. I have a rack that holds 12 33ltr Rubs for sub adults and dwarfs then I have a Boa Vision rack for adult males and smallish females then I have 5x2 vivstacks for larger females but yes all rubs and tubs are heated by mats and cables, vivs by bulbs.

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Old 17-09-2012, 08:31 PM
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mats or cable works fine for rubs, what boas do you have? bci? if they/it are bci then you wont find a RUB big enough for an adult, but the boa vision racks are good but pretty pricey
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Old 17-09-2012, 08:39 PM
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Thanks , I'm only just starting out and hope to breed bci and bcc eventually

Is there any advantage over heat cable rather than matts ?
When you say bulbs do u mean ceramics for vivs ?

I was considering building 4 foot vivs but only around 15inch high to utilise the space best I can
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Old 17-09-2012, 08:45 PM
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Cable is cheaper to buy but fidlyer to set up that mats.

Ceramics or candecent bulbs, doesn't really matter. Mine are 5 long 2 deep and 18 high. Big females don't tend to climb all that but so hight isn't an issue.

If you're just starting out the biggest tip I have for you is buy all your Boas from neonate, that way they all grow in the same enviroment and tend to sync their body clocks better for mating. Not a fact but a good theory..

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Much Appreciate the advise

Well .... Yeah I will soon have 2.1 2012 and 0.1 09
My plan was to buy another adult female next year for my males

It's just the thought of having to wait 3 years plus for a female to breed

I'm hoping I can try one of the males out the season after next As the female should be more than ready then , she's about 5.5 foot now
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Also all my lighting will be solely artificial , does this complicate things for me ?
I was hoping lights on a timer would be enough to cycle the boas from summer to winter along with a drop in temps
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Old 17-09-2012, 09:11 PM
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Much Appreciate the advise

Well .... Yeah I will soon have 2.1 2012 and 0.1 09
My plan was to buy another adult female next year for my males

It's just the thought of having to wait 3 years plus for a female to breed

I'm hoping I can try one of the males out the season after next As the female should be more than ready then , she's about 5.5 foot now
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Also all my lighting will be solely artificial , does this complicate things for me ?
I was hoping lights on a timer would be enough to cycle the boas from summer to winter along with a drop in temps
I'd say a 2009 female is still a year or 2 too young.

Patience is a virtue, there's no quick money to be made. If you want to do it right do it slowly, select your Boas wisely don't just rush in and buy anything you will regret it.

I aren't saying you can't aquire adults and them breed that season, I know people who have done this, just personally for Bcc, I'd buy em young, grow em slow and pair em early in the season.

I have a large window in my Boa room, that does the light cycle and I adjust the temps accordingly. For the summer the room temp is a constant 29c with the hot spots at 33 - 35 depending on the Boa and in the winter I drop the hot spot to 28 same as the room temp.
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