Heat and humidity

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Re: Heat and humidity

Post by JoeHermits » Fri May 01, 2020 12:08 pm

Yes, I did. This thread is cursed!


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Re: Heat and humidity

Post by kimmiern8 » Mon May 04, 2020 9:12 am

JoeHermits wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 11:43 am
Try an Ultratherm heating pad from Fluker’s or Bean’s End. One large enough to cover the back of the tank should do, but you need to provide your own adhesive to attach it. HVAC tape works well.

And yes, digging and disappearing is normal and expected.


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So one that goes on the back of the tank and not underneath? I got some moss for the tank and I have covered the top with saran wrap leaving a hole for the heater and it seems to be helping. Still have to spray at least 2x daily. I just wish he would come out so I knew he was OK! But patience...something I don't have.

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Re: Heat and humidity

Post by curlysister » Mon May 04, 2020 9:46 am

The heat mats are called 'under tank heaters' (UTH) but they go on the back or side of the tank for hermit crabs, never underneath.
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