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Old 07-03-2013, 08:33 PM
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i have recently decided to start moving over to rubs my boas are staying viv'd but any new addition royals and hatchlings will be racked n rubbed.....

while im building the rack, i just need info on the stand alone rub i have set up......
i have......mat is 1/3 under the hot end with probes and that

1) had the stat under rub taped to mat the temp above substrate was too low n so was ambient air...

2)put stat probe inside rub taped to bottom with thermometer laid next to it then 1cm of substrate on floor and another thermometer directly above the other but on top of substrate. the thermometer underneath substrate reads (ranges between) 33.5-35.0 the one above substrate reads 30.5-31.0 ......

suggestions plz...... sounds stooopid but iv never used a mat or a rub always had vivs.... worried about burns n that
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:03 PM
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If you mean your ambient temps aren't right even though the substrate temps are high, then I had this prob with rub's. Think the only way round this is to heat the room up that the rub is in, with a oil filled rad etc or not worry about the ambient temps in the rub and turn the stat down for the sub temp.
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yh its a catch 22 i dnt wanna end up with a snake thats got R.I nor do i want a snake with burns ........

i may just scrap the aspen n put paper or kitchen towel instead to eradicate the temp difference.....

or do you think if i ran with the temp from under substrate but put like half the amount of aspen in it would be ok???

when racks done it wont be a prob lol
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That's the issue with heat mats, they do nothing for the ambient tempreture, I have to have the heating on in my house full whack. Thank god I have bills included.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:22 PM
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The only way you'll have your ambient temps sorted out is (as said) heating the room by other means - central heating, oil filled radiator, fan heaters etc etc. With my own snakes their room is either heated with my central heating (I never have this set to full whack, thermostat is set to 21/22*C when it is on) and when that goes off at night I have the oil filled radiator on until the heating comes on the next evening & these radiators are really quite economical to run as they are thermostat controlled with different power and temp settings, I only have to have mine on the low power setting and I have the temp setting at about 3 and it keeps the room nice and warm however, it would depend on the size of room you have your snakes in.
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That's the issue with heat mats, they do nothing for the ambient tempreture, I have to have the heating on in my house full whack. Thank god I have bills included.
if only the hobby wasnt so more-ish lol then i wouldnt need more SPACE........

hmmmm nightmare..........

looks like ill be doing that then lol......

ill thin out substrate and go with floor temp next to stat probe ......
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:28 PM
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The only way you'll have your ambient temps sorted out is (as said) heating the room by other means - central heating, oil filled radiator, fan heaters etc etc. With my own snakes their room is either heated with my central heating (I never have this set to full whack, thermostat is set to 21/22*C when it is on) and when that goes off at night I have the oil filled radiator on until the heating comes on the next evening & these radiators are really quite economical to run as they are thermostat controlled with different power and temp settings, I only have to have mine on the low power setting and I have the temp setting at about 3 and it keeps the room nice and warm however, it would depend on the size of room you have your snakes in.
in my front room at the mo ...... the rub is at the top of another viv that sits on my boa's stack so all that rising heat too lol
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if only the hobby wasnt so more-ish lol then i wouldnt need more SPACE........

hmmmm nightmare..........

looks like ill be doing that then lol......

ill thin out substrate and go with floor temp next to stat probe ......
I agree!!!
Snakes need to learn how to deal with this British weather!
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I agree!!!
Snakes need to learn how to deal with this British weather!
lol my sentiments exactly ......

or ill get me nan to knit some snake jackets lmao they'll think its xmas lol
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:37 PM
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Let me know how the snake jacket gets on
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