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i wouldn’t put the probe inside the tub if there’s a snake inside, just because they can and will move it, if you were going to hold it down dont use anything that’s sticky like tape or glue
Why would a plastic tub be dangerous? I've had thousands of snakes contact their plastic tubs. Almost all of them do from time to time. We literally eat out of plastic tubs. A lot of the ones we use for snakes are literally designed to hold human food.So, not dangerous?
I don’t understand your comment about energy efficiency and thermostat probe placement.I've tried various arrangements. Whenever the probe was in direct contact with the heat mat (beneath the tub) I had to set the thermostat to >41 degrees, and even then, both sides were 2-4 degrees below the requirement - not energy efficient in my opinion
I have only had success so far by securing the probe beneath the paper-towel substrate within the actual tub and will do that. But I will also secure the probe with a cardboard loop/hot glue to the base so that it can't be manoeuvred. Hopefully that is ok.
As for the snake getting underneath the paper-towel substrate, I only suspected it would be unsafe as there would be no separation between the heat source and tub but the plastic.