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The probe should be directly on the mat's surface, so in your case I'd put it under the substrate and fix it in place with a piece of blu-tack or a small piece of tape - if you use tape make sure it's well stuck down so that the snake can't get stuck to it.

A heat mat on the viv floor under substrate won't heat the air - it'll just give a warm spot on the floor - so it's important to have the probe as close as possible to the mat, and fixed so it can't be moved.
If the snake managed to move the probe away from the mat it could overheat and possibly cause burns.

If the probe was on the side of the tank, the stat would have no chance of controlling the mat.
 

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I wouldn't put any more than a couple of cm's of substrate over the mat, ideally less. If you want to give the snake somewhere to burrow you could pile it up thicker at the other end of the viv.

The staple/cable tie method of fixing the probe sounds pretty good, but don't put the staple through the mat!
I'm sure you knew that anyway but just thought it worth mentioning :D
 
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