Best Heating Option For Sand?

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CarlosTheSnake

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hey all,
towards the end of the year i think i might build an enclosure and with a desert theme for my stimmy python. I will probably use red desert sand substrate or a sand/clay/water mix for a more solid ground, and was wondering what the best heating option would be? thanks
 

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hey all,
towards the end of the year i think i might build an enclosure and with a desert theme for my stimmy python. I will probably use red desert sand substrate or a sand/clay/water mix for a more solid ground, and was wondering what the best heating option would be? thanks
I’d use heat mats/heat tape
 

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Hi CarlosTheSnake
I personaly would avoid sand or any fine substrate in a python enclosure. It can be acidentaly ingested with food. Good luck.
 

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planning on including a mercury vapor lamp as well - will i need the lamp and heat mat?
Depends, do you want it for uv of for heat?
Heat mats are a great way to go for snakes
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hey all,
towards the end of the year i think i might build an enclosure and with a desert theme for my stimmy python. I will probably use red desert sand substrate or a sand/clay/water mix for a more solid ground, and was wondering what the best heating option would be? thanks
What are the dimensions if the enclosure?
 

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Depends, do you want it for uv of for heat?
Heat mats are a great way to go for snakes
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What are the dimensions if the enclosure?
still deciding - something like 800mmL x 350mmD x 500mmH. UV will be for the snake, i know that they don't really need it but i might add some bushes/tussel grass as well.
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killing 2 birds with one stone with a mercury vapor lamp though
 

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