I have recently been engaged in a discussion both online and via a PM system regarding a practice that I myself do not see as either safe, or useful. I won't mention where this discussion is taking place, or with whom, but I would love to hear everyones thoughts on this.
If anyone knows of this discussion, please don't link to it. I want to hear some unbiased thoughts on this topic.
Here is the scenario. You buy a heat mat (Under Tank Heater) and it is warming the enclosure too much. Of course, you can always buy a rheostat to regulate the heat, so you do but it is still "off".
As a result, and by the request of a "breeder", you wrap a t-shirt around the heat mat to help diffuse the heat.
How many people here have heard of this advice? How many people here practice this advice?
If you practice this, please post where you learned of it.
If you don't, and never would, please post why.
I know some people are reading this and believe I have to be kidding. I can assure you I am not, and would love to hear your input.