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Posted by Mic on October 18, 2002 at 20:02:14:
In Reply to: Re: Crested Temps posted by Gecko2525 on October 18, 2002 at 16:16:50:
Yeah, 70 and a little below is fine for two months or so, if you're trying to cycle your cresteds by simulating a seasonal change. They can survive at temps in the lower 70's, however, keeping your cresteds at 70 for an extended period of time, which slows their metabolism, is definitely not recommendable. The temps should be in the upper 70's as CrestedGecko.com suggested for, at the least, around ten out of twelve months during the period of a year. Hope this helps. :)
:Between 75 - 77 is good in the warmer months. Of course cresteds aren't going to breed well in low temperatures because it signals them to stop breeding. They do need a rest period. They don't eat as much because their body slows down, it doesn't mean that it is not good for them. 70 - 72 or lower is a good temperature to start preparing them to breed. I don't think 70 is even low enough for them to stop breeding. 70 is fine for the day temperature during the colder months, it is normal. At night they can handle temperatures as low as 50 degrees.
:Both of my cresteds tanks now are 70 - 72 and drop to 68 at night and their fine.