How to keep the tank warm during a power outage

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Re: How to keep the tank warm during a power outage

Post by FJrocks003 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:47 am

If you fill a piece fabric with rice or hard corn (NOT popcorn) then microwave it for a few minutes (I do 3 but it depends on your microwave) it will heat up warm enough to make a makeshift heat mat that will last at least an hour. I've never used this with my crabs but it work perfectly on the snake with the vents failed. I know that you need power to use the microwave but this would work if your vents failed.
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Re: How to keep the tank warm during a power outage

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:23 am

FJrocks003 wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:47 am
If you fill a piece fabric with rice or hard corn (NOT popcorn) then microwave it for a few minutes (I do 3 but it depends on your microwave) it will heat up warm enough to make a makeshift heat mat that will last at least an hour. I've never used this with my crabs but it work perfectly on the snake with the vents failed. I know that you need power to use the microwave but this would work if your vents failed.
This is actually really smart! Thanks, FJrocks003!
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Re: How to keep the tank warm during a power outage

Post by curlysister » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:24 am

Just be sure to put the rice bag on the OUTSIDE of the tank, not inside.
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