Hi all, we are a new Snake family, only getting our 2 mth old coastal Python "Neville" last weekend. Neville lives in a small glass enclosure that sits inside his big glass enclosure. This was so our granddaughter or kids cant just pick up the smaller enclosure and walk around with it. he has substrate, water and a hide. We have the 100W ceramic heat lamp attached into the large enclosure. The Thermostat says it wont heat over 26 degrees. Thermostat works, we tested it and it works fine. Are we doing something wrong? Is 100W to small for the enclosure? We dont have a UV light set up yet either.[/IMG] --- Automatic Post Merged, Jan 21, 2020, Original Post Date: Jan 21, 2020 --- UPDATE: So i removed the lamp cage, walked away and came back 5mins later it had jumped 2 degrees and is still rising! WTH.. So the lamp cage appears to be absorbing all the heat! I wonder if heat pad is a better option now. Hes cant get to the lamp for a while so its ok for now.