Can I turn off my snakes heat mat on at night?

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mayrinarasauce

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I am planning to keep a spotted python hatchling/juvenile (not so sure yet) in a 45cm x 29cm x 15cm Vivarium, in about 3 weeks.
Since it is quite a small enclosure, I was thinking to use a heat-mat for the source of heat for my python.
My question is, since this is the only source of heat my python will have atm, is it better to keep it on all night, or turn it off respectively to the day and night cycle? (7am-7pm)
I would really appreciate any opinions.
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Ben_Imbricata

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hatching pythons (<1 year), should have a heat source provided 24 hours per day in order to ensure ideal growth and general health.
 

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