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    Lightbulb First Crestie Shipping tomorrow, house is too cold, what bulbs?

    My exo terra stays a solid 70-72F. If I'm not mistaken this is too cold (from what I heard it's okay for a night temp, but not a good day temperature). Any low wattage bulbs that you recommend? Next month we are moving and I need to be able to keep him warm in the car too. It's long distance, about 10 hours on the road. I'm thinking hot hands? (It's a device mostly sold in the winter for keeping peoples hands warm, but it doesn't get too warm and I could wrap it up.) Also, can the exoterra hood lamp hold a low wat heat bulb? Thanks!
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    Thanks in advance!!

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    70-72 should be fine. But if you want to add a little, Exo Terra makes a 13W or a 26W bulb with UVB100 that fits in the canopy hood. Don't let the temps get above 80.
    If it's cold for your car ride, you can pack him in a small Kritter keeper; pack it in a bigger cardboard box with newspaper loosely crumpled around it, and the handwarmers, wrapped in a towel or sock, tucked in the newspapers.

    He is gorgeous! Congrats!
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    Temps of 73-75 are ideal, so 70-72 isn't far behind . Those temps are okay. It should het about 68 at night. I agreee with TAD... however make sure the box has holes! He is very gorgeous and the viv looks great!
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    Thanks to the both of you, very much appricated. I guess I just got a bit nervous because I want everything to be ideal for this dude. (Which isn't a bad thing.)

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