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A light to see......

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by That Guy, Mar 7, 2003.

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    I want a light to see my T's in the dark... Im thinking of a black light......Is that ok.. Or will it roast it?
  2. bodc21

    bodc21 Arachnojason

    use a red light.What i have heard t's cant sense it so it wont stress them out i could be wrong but im pretty sure i am right,hope i helped.-jason
  3. ceaser68

    ceaser68 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    I have heard the same thing just make sure it not a heat lamp..
  4. Doug H

    Doug H Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Yes you can use a red light. I have all my T's in a old snake cage that is 2'x4'x2' on one end from the top is a 100watt red light hooked up to a helix thermostate. directly under the light is a large water bowl to provide more humidity in the cage.Around the outside perimiter of the light I keep my tropicals ,Haplopelmas,Psalmopoeus,Cyriopagopus,Chilyobrachus eyc.. and a little farther away a keep my Aphonopelma's and Megaphobema. It works great, I havent seen my Haplopelma's this much since I have moved them to other containers.
  5. Joy

    Joy Priestess of Pulchra-tude Old Timer

    Red, black, or blue lights have been variously cited as not disturbing T's. To avoid roasting, make sure there's no way the tarantula can come into sirect contact with the bulb and:

    1) use only low-wattage bulbs (25W or lower), or

    2) use a thermostat or rheostat to moderate the temp, or

    3) use the bulb to heat only one end of a very large vivarium, allowing the tarantula to retreat from it if it desires. Be sure to monitor humidity as well as temp, as incandescent bulbs are notoriously drying.