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heat mat for roaches where to mount?


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Hi,

i just a Exo Terra Heatwave Vivarium Heater 11" x 17" for a 29 gallon tank.

i plan on using this tank for some giant cave roaches, B. giganteous, with some giant hissers and maybe one more larger roach species.

the question is where should i mount this heat mat. at the bottom of the tank or on the side? why?

thank you in advance

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A heater may not be necessary if you keep your animals over 70F. High temperatures (85-90F) are primarily used by people trying to maximize production but aren't good for all species.

Here's some general info you can check out.

General heat mat information

The answer to your specific questions:

on the side

because if it's on the bottom ant too hot they'll kill themselves as they try to burrow away from the heat.

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A heater may not be necessary if you keep your animals over 70F. High temperatures (85-90F) are primarily used by people trying to maximize production but aren't good for all species.

Here's some general info you can check out.

General heat mat information

The answer to your specific questions:

on the side

because if it's on the bottom ant too hot they'll kill themselves as they try to burrow away from the heat.

Are there any that are common in the hobby that you should avoid adding heat to?

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I've found that arenivaga (I'm trying to find sp.) don't like heat and seem to do best at 65-70. But, of course, these are not common to the hobby but other sand roaches may be similar, I don't know.

Are there any that are common in the hobby that you should avoid adding heat to?
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