HEAT MAT NOT HOT ENOUGH??)

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  1. CourtRuth

    CourtRuth New Member

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    Hey guys, the other day I got a Bredli hatching and a terrarium set up, it came with a heat mat and thermometer. (the heat mat has a thermostat built inside it). However I don’t think it’s getting hot enough.. it’s only going up to about 29degress during the day.... any help?

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    How many watts is the heat mat?


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    It’s 7WATT I’m pretty sure xx
     
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    The thermostats in them cuts off if it gets around 50degress which is way to hot for snakes anyways , if u get an actual thermostat and connect it to the heat mat it controls ot more.. which you'll need anyway..
    Maybe get a 16 watt

    So pretty much the thermostat in the heat matt doesn't really control the temp its more of a safety thing

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    Thank you so much!!
    I’ll buy a thermostat :)
     
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    No dramas you'll feel better with that and safer for snakey

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    That sounds about right for a heat mat that size , you can get bigger higher wattage mats or a heat cord , what are you using for substrate ?
     

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