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day time ligthing/heat though i know most of you say noooo lights.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by spacelord, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Exoskeleton Invertebrates

    Exoskeleton Invertebrates Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    Last year I posted photos before on a thread. I’ll have to do it when I get home from work.
    Two high powered lamps at a window? You make it sound like if the heat lamps are against the window. That’s probably why you found my post funny I suppose.
     
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  2. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Right, using them more as a space heater for the room, than anything directly shining on t enclosures.
     
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  3. Exoskeleton Invertebrates

    Exoskeleton Invertebrates Arachnoprince Old Timer

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  4. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Hmm, how long are they on every day? Sounds more cost effective than my space heater..
     
  5. Exoskeleton Invertebrates

    Exoskeleton Invertebrates Arachnoprince Old Timer

    When the temperatures drop at night I have both heat lamps on which keeps the room temperature at 80 degrees. During the day for now I just keep one of the heat lamps on not both. I turn both on for the photo.
     
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  6. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnobaron Active Member

    I use heat lamps during the day for my desert scorpions (recommended temp. range 85 - 90 degs. F). I noticed on cooler days my G. pulchra will hang on her enclosure wall closest to the heat lamp (she's on the next shelf over).
     
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  7. spacelord

    spacelord Arachnosquire Active Member

    Thats probably how i will do as well it seemed to work fine today my room is rather small too. Cheers :)

    I just got a Brachypelma albopilosum and an a. Seemani :) they are 2.5-3 inches

    I am using heat mats on my scorpion enclosure i need to redo it and put gravel in the bottom and run a tube through with holes all through it and put the substrate on top of that so i can run water underneathe the scorpions and have humidity fine. My scorpions are asian forrests so i think the heat lamps were a little much haha the enclosure stays around 73 to 83 degrees and the scorpions have plenty of distance so not to scorch themselfs. But i lost a juvi pink toe last week experimenting with mats and lights for the t as my first time being a noob owner ive learned alot here and hopefully theese 2 new t's i have now will prosper a long time
     
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  8. Teal

    Teal Arachnoking Active Member

    I have, in the past, done microclimates and heated rooms for my Ts and may do so again now that our collection is getting large and will have their own space again. We always used space heaters.

    62-65° described as "pretty cold" makes me laugh... those are about the warmest temps I can tolerate comfortably LOL

    Hoooow do you live in a room that hot?!?!
     
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  9. spacelord

    spacelord Arachnosquire Active Member

    Micro climates is really awesome and i would love a set up like that
     
  10. Exoskeleton Invertebrates

    Exoskeleton Invertebrates Arachnoprince Old Timer

    my tarantulas are the only ones that live in the room.
     
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  11. Ashlynn Rose

    Ashlynn Rose Arachnosquire Active Member

    62-65 is cold for them, not me. I love having cold temperatures, but I know that they can't. That's why I wish I had a separate spider room that wasn't my bedroom. I often get wayyyy too warm at night with my room at 70-72.
     
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  12. Teal

    Teal Arachnoking Active Member

    My favourite micro climate set up I had was a jewelry store display case... there was a storage space underneath that was perfect for a space heater!

    Oh, well that explains it then! Lol

    62-65 for nighttime temps is at the bottom end of okay temps for Ts, but definitely still within range!
     
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  13. TheKingCornbread

    TheKingCornbread Arachnopeon

    I agree, pictures would be lovely, please.
     
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  14. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

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  15. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter


    Interesting. Are the lamps controlled electronically by a thermostat?

    I guess you bounce the heat off the window and back?

    I did some preliminary research on safety & was unable to find reports of any fires or fatalities from pointing lamps at glass. So long as they don't hit the floor you should be fine.

    I would suggest putting a rope or chain from the ceiling down to the lamps to preclude any chance of falling.

    Yes, space heaters ARE dangerous!! If you research it, put the Google safe content filters on unless you want to see pictures of dead children and charred human bodies!!

    "I got away with it" is a good way to get hurt.

    The best thing to do is to have the fire Marshall come to examine your setup or to discuss space heaters with them. You will get a thumbs down on it.

    Guess how I know that? One of my co-workers was a firefighter!!

    Maybe have an HVAC professional look it over as well. This position isn't popular but do consider that your tarantulas aren't going to burst out of their cages and fight a fire in your house.
     
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  16. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter


    The G pulchra is cold. If she was in the zone, she wouldn't do that.
     
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  17. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnobaron Active Member

    She only does it on cold days, mostly in winter. My Invert room is normally around 75 deg.
     
  18. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Have you taking the temps in a higher area of the room? If the thermostat says 68 its likely 65 down near the ground and 70 or more near the ceiling. A high shelf would likely do the trick.
     
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  19. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter


    75 is in my opinion right in the moderate zone where there shouldn't be much heat seeking behavior.

    Of course, there can always be other factors.
     
  20. TheKingCornbread

    TheKingCornbread Arachnopeon

    Ah, thanks much. Is there any brand of space heater you know of or would recommend? I don't really have room for a setup similar to yours. Thanks again.