- Jun 11, 2018
I use a zoo med heat mat for my glass enclosure for my leopard gecko. I’ve stuck it to the bottom, and placed the thermometer probe on the inside on the heat mat. As the substrate, I use reptile carpet, however I notice that the basking spot does not reach 90 degrees like it should. I use a zoo med temp scanner and when I scan the heat pad without the reptile carpet, it reads what it should be, at 92 degrees. When I scan the basking spot with the reptile carpet over it, it only reads somewhere in the 80s. Is there a better option for a substrate? Or am I doing something wrong?