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Posted by Nicodemus on March 26, 2003 at 08:44:29:
In Reply to: Who uses under tank heat tape or heat pads for their rosies? posted by birdman on March 25, 2003 at 18:47:35:
From what I've read (I'm new at rosies) heat tape or pads are the preferred choice in general (not just for breeding purposes).
Personally I've noticed (among my other pets) heat lamps tend to heat the whole tank, while pads work to heat a smaller area. And since the snakes tend to stay in cooler zones most of the time, they enjoy a smaller heated zone more.
Plus I feel heat pads are great for the fact that you dont have to worry about hitting the lamp and popping the bulb, or knocking the lamp over and causing a fire hazard, smaller in size and not much of an eyesore, pads can be left on at all times without use of a timer, etc.
And with a light dimmer, you can fine tune the pad to give optimal temp.