Jacksons keeps going to bottom

scott52019

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This is my setup. I mist him 2-3 times a day and I’ve found poop. I use a 60 watt bulb for heat and I have a leaf dripper. I keep him ina cool basement and the temperature today was 75 degrees ambient. Why does he keep going to the bottom?
 

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Mawtyplant

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This is my setup. I mist him 2-3 times a day and I’ve found poop. I use a 60 watt bulb for heat and I have a leaf dripper. I keep him ina cool basement and the temperature today was 75 degrees ambient. Why does he keep going to the bottom?
humm, i think he just dont like the enclosure, maybe there is too much light and he can't avoid it too.. What is the temperature inside the terrarium?
 

JoshD49

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Miss Lily

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You said what the ambient was but you don't say what temperature the basking spot is. A 60w bulb is probably going to be too hot for a Jackson. He could be going down to cool off. What is the basking temp?
 

M I K E Y

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This is my setup. I mist him 2-3 times a day and I’ve found poop. I use a 60 watt bulb for heat and I have a leaf dripper. I keep him ina cool basement and the temperature today was 75 degrees ambient. Why does he keep going to the bottom?
In my opinion I would switch to a 40 watt, taking in consideration the size of the terrarium and that is glass.
 

Remkon

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You said what the ambient was but you don't say what temperature the basking spot is. A 60w bulb is probably going to be too hot for a Jackson. He could be going down to cool off. What is the basking temp?
In my opinion I would switch to a 40 watt, taking in consideration the size of the terrarium and that is glass.
This...
My jax had plenty of heat in full mesh with 40Watts.
Do you ever see him (basking) with his mouth open?
 
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