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- Jul 18, 2008
As for the bulb, use whatever you need to get the desired temp. Personally, I think 100 Watt for that enclosure is too much. If the total cage height is 14 inches it is less than that from the heat to the floor. I would bet your temp directly under that bulb is very hot. As for thermometer, get an infrared one. We have this exact one, the PE-1 and it is well worth the money http://www.tempgun.com/order.html. A Hermanns can tolerate room temp at night, unless you allow your house to get below 65F at night. So, I would not use any heat at night. I hope this helps. I am pleased that you are learning. The next time will be perfect. Get the temp gun, you will use it all the time! I am sure to open a can of worms here, but if you are using calcium with D-3, you don't need the UV bulb. I have raised and continue to raise very healthy hatchlings of a variety of species without the regular use of UV bulbs.