What temps will the area where your T's are going be? Generally heatmats aren't needed, but if you have to use them mount them on the side of the tank.Hi everyone iam new to the T scene and keep getting mixed reports on heatmats and Ts i live in Scotland so its very cold most of the year and was wondering if heatmats are a good idea for a T .
thanks its around 59 to 67o f but its changes all the time coz the rooms in the house are big and dont really keep the heat in that wellWhat temps will the area where your T's are going be? Generally heatmats aren't needed, but if you have to use them mount them on the side of the tank.
SNIPERSTEVE23 said:thanks its around 59 to 67o f but its changes all the time coz the rooms in the house are big and dont really keep the heat in that well.
That might actually be dipping down a little too low for it, but hopefully others will chime in.
Fine will be somewhere between 70 and 85 F. Lower temperatures will not hurt the spider but will decrease dramatically her metabolism and mobility. Personally I would use the heatmat at the side of the enclosure. There isn't any risk for her because she can anyway move away from the heat source whatever she feels to do this.
That is exactly what I do. I have rearing jars inside a bigger tank which I heat from behind. It's great because I can move the jars closer to, or further away from the heat mat to regulate the temps.What if I had a large tank with several smaller enclosures in it would that be better for the heater than trying to maintain the heat in individual enclosures?
I think that temperature fluctuations between day and night resembles better the nature and probably is beneficial. Me also follow this scheme to save money as well.House temps here frequently dip to that low at night in the winter (we shut the heat off to save money when we're sleeping) and mine all survived just fine including a couple brachies. Of course it wasn't for prolonged periods of time and they really didn't molt all that much but aside from that I didn't notice and ill effect.