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Arcadia and Tegus

CaptainSpooky

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Hey folks, in a couple of months I'll be bringing home a baby tegu, and I was wondering what your experiences with Arcadia for heating and uvb have been. I've heard good things about Arcadia's 12% uvb bulbs, I think they're pretty solid but I'm mostly curious about basking heat sources. Has anybody used their deep heat projectors for tegus? Do you guys have other suggestions for heat?

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Acre

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Just make sure you get a proper dome fixture whatever bulb you use, The mirrored ones used for chickens throw the heat and UV forward; others let lots of it leak out the top (especially the heat).
With these I can heat Colubrid snakes with a 25 watt mini-flood. Saves a boatload on electricity. For the Tegus I'm using 80 watt Zoomed Powersuns for the heat and UV and generating hot spots of 105F a foot away. The metal guards can be removed if the bulb sits on top of the cage.
 

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