My basking temp for my panther is around 26 degrees c (4 months old) but sometimes he sits there with his mouth wide open and was wondering if if I took it up to 29 wich I see is recommended would that be too hot for him
Generally, basking with an open mouth means they're too warm, and trying to regulate downward.My basking temp for my panther is around 26 degrees c (4 months old) but sometimes he sits there with his mouth wide open and was wondering if if I took it up to 29 wich I see is recommended would that be too hot for him
Ill give that a try I use a ceramic heat bulb for basking spot and I have t5 ho uvb and a arcadia jungle bar led for the plantsGenerally, basking with an open mouth means they're too warm, and trying to regulate downward.
I think that's why Flick boy asked how you were measuring the temp. The best way is with a digital thermometer with probe, zip-tying the probe to the basking site.
It would be best to set up a gradient zone for him. This can be accomplished by mounting the basking light at an angle rather than straight down. Instead of a circle, the basking area will be an ellipse with the end closest to the light be warmer, and the end furthest from the light being cooler. E.g. the gradient within the ellipse might go from 27-29. Then your panther can choose the temp he wants.
I use both—an IR temp gun for spot checks and surface temps, and digital thermometers with probes for air temps & basking site.I use a heat gun to measure the temps
I would. These thermometers are pretty inexpensive on Amazon. I order a few when I set up an enclosure so I've got extras & spares.No its set 12 inches from the bottom of the enclosure and then I check basking branch with thermo gun would u recommend moving the probe to the basking spot ?
Do you have any recommendations on brands of bulbs ?Yes. You will want to take into consideration that If your probe is zip tied to your basking area your cham will be whatever their size above that and at a higher temperature. Also depending upon your probe placement your cham could also block your thermostat probe IMHO i would change your che to either an incandescent bulb or i personally use toughened halogen basking spots. Light = sun = heat