Jungle Python Heating

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  1. James Grosser

    James Grosser New Member

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    Hi, I’ve just purchased a new enclosure for my jungle python that is a reptile one 1200x1200x600 malemine enclosure, I’m wanting to use a ceramic heat source but not sure What wattage time get, I’ve got a thermostat for it set to 28. Also is it best to use a cage around the bulb or a reflector?

    thanks for your help
     
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    Forget the CHE , heat mats or heat cord is much more effective and cheaper to run.
     
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    What size heat Matt should I use for an enclosure the size of mine
     
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    You’d be better off sandwiching a small like 1m-2m heat cord (which would be about 10-20w between 2 bathroom tiles in an up and down pattern about 2cm apart) and bury it under a layer of substrate

    Make sure to use a thermostat
     
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    The Floors in my enclosures are all 6mm glass, so i just tape the heat cord in an up and down pattern about 30mm apart underneath 1/2 of the floor with aluminium tape and run it through a dimmer switch or thermostat.
     
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    you want the heat mat or heat cord to cover 1/3 of the base of the enclosure, as a general rule of thumb
     
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