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Hi All,

Although I have kept reptiles and amphibians since childhood, and worked in zoos for most of my adult life, I remain amazed by the array of herp-care innovations that are available to us today. True, not all are necessary (and some are downright ridiculous!), but many are indispensable to serious hobbyists and zookeepers alike. Advances in reptile lighting technology, for example, help private keepers to breed animals that, not so long ago, failed to thrive even in large zoos.
I’m particularly fond of combination hoods and fixtures, especially when I recall the rat’s nest of tangled wires and lamps that topped every zoo exhibit and holding cage years ago…thinking back to my early years at the Bronx Zoo, I cannot imagine how we avoided fires and electrocution! Combo hoods have space for several different types of bulb, allowing us to keep UVA, UVB, heat and night (red/black) bulbs in one place. In addition to the convenience factor, the movable sockets and integrated timers included in some models increase our ability to establish thermal gradients, natural day/night cycles and “dawn/dusk” periods. Today I’ll review a few reasonably-priced units offered by two well-known leaders in the field. Read the rest of this article here: Reptile Lighting - Combo Units for UVB Lights, UVA, Heat and Night BulbsThat Reptile Blog

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My Bio, with photos of animals I’ve been lucky enough to work with: That Pet Place welcomes Zoologist/Herpetologist Frank Indiviglio to That Reptile Blog | That Reptile BlogThat Reptile Blog

Best Regards, Frank Indiviglio
 

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I am a big fan of using MODEST UV B over frogs....
So I like that combo hood....


but you will want to use screw in LEDs in those sockets otherwise you will get too much heat and have toasty frogs!

Cheers!
Todd
 
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