Jump to content

Temperature Question


Severus
 Share

Recommended Posts

What exactly will(or might) happen if the temperature in your enclosure drops below 68 degrees? It seems on all Hisser info sites I have read, that is almost always the first mention on temperature. I was just curious, what happens?

Also, are they like fish where dramatic temperature variations or changes can be harmful or stressful to thier health?

Thanks!

Amelia

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Amelia,

Good pick for a name! Since the roaches that I have in my care were at temps a little lower than 68F before I started caring for them, I can give you some idea of how they reacted.

1. they were not very active at all.

2. they did not breed very well. If they had little ones they aborted them before they could survive.

3. other than that they seemed to be fine.

Hope this is some what helpful.

Tina

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Okay good. My seven had a day of sixty four degrees yesterday. I did everything I could think of. I put them in the warmest room(still a miserable sixty something), on a heat mat, and I even put some Hot Hands in a sock and put it in there. I went out and bought a Reptisun infrared bulb that afternoon, and it has kept it a snuggly, steady eighty four degrees. Meanwhile my dog and I are still freezing in our sheets. Mum won't let me turn my heat on yet.

I was very afraid of lasting effects of that one chilly afternoon. They are all alive though and doing well, as far as I can tell.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...