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exotics.ga 06-21-2015 01:43 PM

Heat n humidity
 
Can any body tell me the idile temp n humidity for a corn snake also the best medium to use for them i am usin saw dust at min!

EffingWaterBuffalo 06-22-2015 01:55 AM

Corn snakes are very adaptable snakes. They're like the betta fish of the snake world in my opinion. Anyways for ideal temperatures to make them happiest you need to create a create a temperature gradient and have a warm and cool side. The warm side should be 80-85 and the cool side should be around 70-75, my cool side is just room temperature. At night some people recommend to let the temperature drop down to 65 but unless you have them in a cold basement that's hard to do so I just honeatly turn off all my heating stuff and let it cool to room temprature on both sides. As for humidity if you keep it at 50% they are pretty happy campers.

As for the mediums used everyone is different. Some people hate heat lamps and some hate heating pads. I use both. I have a heating pad which sticks to the bottom of the tank on and I keep a heat lamp on and that keeps the temp pretty perfect. Be careful though both those things get hot so don't put them next or on anything flameable. Anyways I put those on one side to create the 'warm' side. As for night time lighting, they don't need any but if you want to view them I recommend an infared light bulb. I use a black light and you can't see much with it so I don't recommend those but they don't give off much heat.

I don't understand the sawdust part though? Is that the bedding you're using?

Hope this helps!

exotics.ga 06-22-2015 09:21 AM

Yer cum in handy and woodshaving (sawbust) is what i am usin for bedding is there out better for wen there shedding cz theres only a warter bowl in the viv now as i have made a snake rack and there vivs are smaller now

IrishInIsengard 06-22-2015 10:24 AM

I don't recommend heat lamps for cornsnakes. It's an extra expense to you, and they just don't need it.

For bedding, the two I see recommended the most often are shaved aspen bedding (from the rodent section) and eco-earth bedding. You can also use newspaper or repti-bark. I'm not sure about sawdust. As long as it's not out of cedar, it shouldn't be too bad.

EffingWaterBuffalo 06-22-2015 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by IrishInIsengard (Post 1689266)
I don't recommend heat lamps for cornsnakes. It's an extra expense to you, and they just don't need it.

For bedding, the two I see recommended the most often are shaved aspen bedding (from the rodent section) and eco-earth bedding. You can also use newspaper or repti-bark. I'm not sure about sawdust. As long as it's not out of cedar, it shouldn't be too bad.

While I agree that heat lamps aren't necessary my tank simply doesn't get warm enough without one. So I think it's really at the owners descretion on that.

But yeah aspen bedding, that's the way to go.

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exotics.ga 06-22-2015 03:38 PM

Thank u for ur advice i dnt fink i need a heat lamp my vivs get to about 30c with heat mats i am gunna chack the temp on the other side of the viv and defo gunna get sum Aspen

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exotics.ga 06-22-2015 03:40 PM

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06...593427ddcb.jpg this is my set up not finished yet

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EffingWaterBuffalo 06-22-2015 03:41 PM

Awesome! Enjoy your corn! Glad we could help :)


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