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Posted by Otter on April 26, 2003 at 15:38:26:
In Reply to: Flexwatt on a 2'x2'x18" melamine cage posted by oldherper on April 25, 2003 at 17:49:25:
:I don't think I'd staple FlexWatt. That's asking for a shock hazard.
I usually tack up the ends and use tape along the sides, stapling was just a convenient word to use...
:I think if it's a temporary housing solution, I'd just use a human heating pad under one end.
It's not exactly a temporary housing solution. I plan to build her a series of cages until she's full grown. I want to make sure she's never stuck inside something too big or small for her size.
Once she moves out it will likely hold one of my hog island boas, who is just a baby right now.
So I need a permanent solution.
I've used flexwatt to heat my racks, but then it is against the back of a plastic box. I really need to know if it heats through melamine, or if it's best to put it behind something thinner, like the hardboard.
Another idea I had is to put the flexwatt in the cage with something like laminate or linoleum flooring put over the top.