Post by VegasIguana on Mar 29, 2004 19:30:21 GMT -8
It's starting to warm up in some parts of the country!!! Check the ambient temps and basking spots. Raised ambient temps will elevate the basking temps. Also, if your iguana basks by a window, the temperature can get really high, especially through the glass when sunlight hits it directly!
At 9:30am this past Sunday, in southern California, V's basking temp (with no heat lamp) was 93 degrees. At high noon, with no heat lamp, it was 103 degrees.
You may want to vent the room, to help with the ambient temps. And also have an additional off/on setting on your timers. In some cases, where temps are hard to monitor during the day, you may want to consider getting a thermostat.
Right now, during this heat wave we're having, I've V's lamp to go on at 6:30am, off at 9:30am, on again at 3:30 pm and off at 5:30pm.
Post by VegasIguana on Mar 30, 2004 22:15:34 GMT -8
it's party cloudy in the mornings!!!!! argggggggggggh!!!
so until this weather get less wacky, i'll prolly head home at lunch to much with temps. i figured if it's cloudy in the morning, i can just be concerned with highnoon temps, when the marine layer has burned off.
Thanks Des. I had taken out one of the CHE's in Gil's enclosure, but need to put it back because our temps have dropped again