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    Within the next year or so, I'm going to be getting into some desert geckos. Now, I was wondering what people would recommend for heat sources? I need varying heats for the different types, but I still want it as compact as possible. I also would rather not have a bunch of super hot lamps around (like my beardie), so I'd appreciate any suggestions.
    Honor and valor were long ago drowned by the very society they swore to protect.

    8.10.9 Crested Geckos
    1.2 Gargoyle Geckos
    1.1 Tangerine Phase Albino AFT's
    0.3 Peach Phase Albino AFT's (two are striped)
    1.0 Bearded Dragons
    1.2 Viper Geckos
    1.1 Yellow-headed Cape Geckos
    0.1 Panther Geckos
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    What species are you looking to get into?Your best bet,especially for terrestrial species would be some heat tape wired to a thermostat.I've also heard good results about that heat cable,but that's for a rack type set up.I hope this helps.BOBBY

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rhacryce
      What species are you looking to get into?Your best bet,especially for terrestrial species would be some heat tape wired to a thermostat.I've also heard good results about that heat cable,but that's for a rack type set up.I hope this helps.BOBBY
      I'm not familiar with heat cables, can you elaborate on them a little or link to one? Thanks.
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      • #4
        They're mostly terrestrial since they're desert species. Can you regulate heat tape with multiple settings? For exampe, some need 80 degrees minimum and some need almost 100 degrees.
        Honor and valor were long ago drowned by the very society they swore to protect.

        8.10.9 Crested Geckos
        1.2 Gargoyle Geckos
        1.1 Tangerine Phase Albino AFT's
        0.3 Peach Phase Albino AFT's (two are striped)
        1.0 Bearded Dragons
        1.2 Viper Geckos
        1.1 Yellow-headed Cape Geckos
        0.1 Panther Geckos
        There'll be more, just you wait and see

        http://www.celticisle.com/infernal_star/

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        • #5
          Not all desert dwelling geckos are strictly terrestrial.If you want to create different heat gradients your going to need multiple strips,you won't be able to create two differnt temperatures on the same strip.If you want to create two different temps on a single strip you can use a thicker layer of sand for your animals with lower heat requirements,that or you'll have to use a heat lamp for your hot stuff.What terrestrial species do you plan on working with?BOBBY

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          • #6
            Sorry, I should have stated that better. I meant that the species I'm interested in are mostly terrestrial. I'm only looking into one that does a lot of climbing. The ones I'm planning on working with at current are: Australian Barking Geckos (Underwoodisaurus milii), Giant Sand Geckos (Chondrodactylus angulifer angulifer), Helmeted Geckos (Geckonia chazaliae), Spider Geckos (Agamura persica), Viper Geckos (Teratolepis fasciata), and if I ever get some serious money Australian Messa Geckos (Diplodactylus galeatus). I would also need heat for my African Fat-tail (Hemitheconyx caudicinctus) project (this will be the first to come together) once it gets going.
            Last edited by infernal_star; 02-22-2006, 10:49 AM.
            Honor and valor were long ago drowned by the very society they swore to protect.

            8.10.9 Crested Geckos
            1.2 Gargoyle Geckos
            1.1 Tangerine Phase Albino AFT's
            0.3 Peach Phase Albino AFT's (two are striped)
            1.0 Bearded Dragons
            1.2 Viper Geckos
            1.1 Yellow-headed Cape Geckos
            0.1 Panther Geckos
            There'll be more, just you wait and see

            http://www.celticisle.com/infernal_star/

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            • #7
              You definitely have a list going there. I only have experience with two on your list...U. milii and H. caudinctus (sp?). Let me know if you have any questions in particular, about how to set those guys up.
              -Harold
              CC Herps http://www.ccherps.com

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              • #8
                Well, I'm not going to be going wild with them, I just want a breeding pair or triplet of each. Most of them are actually around $100.
                Honor and valor were long ago drowned by the very society they swore to protect.

                8.10.9 Crested Geckos
                1.2 Gargoyle Geckos
                1.1 Tangerine Phase Albino AFT's
                0.3 Peach Phase Albino AFT's (two are striped)
                1.0 Bearded Dragons
                1.2 Viper Geckos
                1.1 Yellow-headed Cape Geckos
                0.1 Panther Geckos
                There'll be more, just you wait and see

                http://www.celticisle.com/infernal_star/

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