What does a thermostat do in a vivarium?
Your thermostat monitors the heat in your vivarium or terrarium and maintains it at your chosen temperature by adjusting the temperature of your heating equipment accordingly.
How do I keep my vivarium warm at night?
Heat pads and panels provide a warm area in the terrarium where reptiles can remain if they need to increase their body temperature. They should be placed on one end of the terrarium, which will allow the far opposite side of the terrarium to remain cooler.
What temp should a vivarium be?
At the warmer end of the vivarium you should aim for a hot spot of around 37°C (100°F). The cooler end of the vivarium should be around 26°C (80°F).
Where should thermostat sensor be placed?
It’s best to put your temperature sensor: About chest high. Air is generally warmer near the ceiling and cooler near the floor. If you install the sensor too high or too low, your system may overheat or overcool the room because it’s responding to the wrong temperature.
How do I set the temperature on my Exo Terra thermostat?
Simply connect your Heat Mat, Heat Cable or Ceramic Heater to the Exo Terra ON/OFF Thermostat, set the preferred temperature and place the heat sensor in the desired spot. The Red LED heat indicator will light up when the heating device is ON and will shut off once the desired temperature has been reached.
How do I keep my vivarium warm in winter?
If the power goes out you must insulate your terrarium. Good insulating materials that you may have around your home, include: styrofoam, cork panels, polyethylene and bubble wrap. If you don’t have a access to any of these items, wrapping your terrarium in blankets and towels will work in a pinch.
What is the lowest temperature a bearded dragon can survive?
The lowest temperature bearded dragons can survive for a short period is about 65°F. When it drops below 65°F, the lizard will start to show signs of inactivity and lethargy due to the extreme cold.
What do reptile thermostats do?
Not only do thermostats automatically monitor and regulate temperatures (arguably the most important aspect of reptile husbandry) they help protect against one of the most common causes of reptile fatality – overheating.
Where should the thermostat probe in vivarium?
The area toward the heating element will be warmer, and the end farthest away will be cooler. Set your thermostat to the middle of the temperature range, and place the probe roughly in the middle of the vivarium on the ground.