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Ceramic heat emitter

Discussion in 'Rhacodactylus' started by BrownFoundling, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. BrownFoundling

    BrownFoundling Established Member

    Would it be safe to hang a CHE inside my crestie's habitat? Will it realize that the surface is hot as it approaches? I need to bump the heat up a little as we are keeping the house at about 69 degrees this winter.
     
  2. Logan

    Logan Elite Member

    Heat emitter is gonna put off a LOT of heat unless you get it on a thermostat or dimmer. And, probably not. You'll want to cage/screen it off some how so it can't be touched.
     
  3. BrownFoundling

    BrownFoundling Established Member

    With a small crested gecko I don't think that there would be much in the way of caging that would work. Making a protective box out of window screen might be a possibility if I can think of a way to keep all of the raw edges pointing toward the inside.
     
  4. Logan

    Logan Elite Member

    Make a frame out of some wood. Just make sure its not pine or cedar. Or seal it up first, which wouldn't be a bad idea anyways. Fold the screen over the box and staple it to the frame. Bam. Done.
     
  5. BrownFoundling

    BrownFoundling Established Member

    That is much simpler than what I was thinking which was making the box out of just screen like folding a paper box out of one piece of paper. Then sewing up the edges with wire.
     
  6. Logan

    Logan Elite Member

    Haha. I mean, you could do it that way, but then you'd really have to worry about those edges..
     
  7. BrownFoundling

    BrownFoundling Established Member

    That is why I like your idea of stapling screen to a wooden frame much better.
     
  8. Logan

    Logan Elite Member

    Yeah. Just use it temporarily for the winter or seal that wood nice first. Humidity eww.
     
  9. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    You MUST cage that CHE! The surface gets extremely hot! This is what I do with them.
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    Last edited: Jan 12, 2015
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  10. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

  11. CrazySnakeLady

    CrazySnakeLady Elite Member

    There is no need for that. It will do way more harm than good. They can live in room temperature. I use no heating with mine. Too much heat is way more dangerous than some chill.
     
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  12. BrownFoundling

    BrownFoundling Established Member

    I've come to that conclusion too. He or she will manage through the winter at the low end of their comfort zone.
     
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