Good to know Merlin, maybe I'll cut back one vent on each of the snake sections. I do like the guard writeup, but I think I'd rather buy one. The problem is that I cant find them anywhere in the US!! It seems like they are only for sale in the UK Any ideas where I can find them? I'm also planning on running 100W ceramic bulbs in each of the snake enclosures, and also tube lights for daylight, and JDandLucy's custom humidifier setup. Any issues with any of this combined that I should know about before I begin cutting all of the lighting, and heating in?