Heating method for ground dwelling snakes

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    gilesm89 Not so new Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I know there is a lot on this forum about heating enclosures but I was hoping for a bit of advice.

    I have a sub-adult Stimsons python that I am hoping to give a full size enclosure soon. Up until now I have just used a 15W heat cord under its click clack at one end.

    I have read that in a vivarium you can either use the heating lamp or the mat/cord. What I don't really understand is how you position a cord or mat. If it goes under the wooden base of the vivarium, I would assume that not much heat would transfer through to inside. I might be wrong though!

    Any advice would be really appreciated. Also, if you think the lamp is the best option please could you recommend me which would be best.

    Thanks!
     
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    Sandwiched between two tiles is the best method for either, with room for excess heat to escape...
     
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    Heat panels are good
     
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    Another thing to consider is the type of thermostat to use too
     
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