i wouldnt suggest it. i was told before that basking lamps dont really do anything for them besides heat the air, so heatmats are probably better for them, since you know the temps are warm enough for them.so would it be ok to not use a heat mat with a leo? i know they need belly heat and what not and would a basking lamp be enough?
i'm really starting to consider getting this stuff to try out..
it might, but im not sure. if you put something up against it that would heat up with it it might, just so that the leo can lay on the heat. i say use heat mats though because i used both basking lamps and heat mats, and they seem to be more active with the mats.hm.. well what about putting the heat mat on the side, would that suffice?
i wouldnt use the substrate, but if you have extra supplies you could set up a extra tank and see if you can get what i said to work.so what do you think? try the stuff with a heat mat on the bottom, try and conceive a way to position something so it's on the side like you said or just not try the burrowing substrate at all?