Hey guys Here is Larry our Ornate Monitor enjoying himself out on the deck Ornates were formerly considered a subspecies of the nile but my understanding is that they are now their own species. Although I've generally heard that monitors don't need UVB, Larry presents some interesting evidence for discussion. The reptile room is at least 70 and his basking spot is much warmer still. However, he getse anxious during the day and wants to get out in the natural sunlight. He paws at the glass door to go out. As soon as he gets on the deck he finds a sunny spots and plops down, completely content. I have let him out there a couple days in the 60s and he wanted to lay in the natural sun in the 60s rather than hang out in the reptile room in the 70s or in his basking spot which is much warmer. So what do you think? Does Larry know something we don't about monitors needing UVB?