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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
    I've moved your "Sleeping outside of hide" thread into this one, since it's about the same gecko, and most likely related to the current discussion.

    That’s fine! Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nina2020 View Post
    I had another question sorry! So if she usually gets up at night around 7-7:30pm would that be the best time to set it to go off and then set it to come back on at 7am?
    That schedule will be fine.

    Leopard geckos live in Pakistan. Some keepers may vary the schedule by this link or at least change the schedule seasonally: Sunrise Sunset Daylight Hours of Pakistan -- Timebie
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    I will confess that in 17 years I have never turned my heat mats off when going away, but as I used to tell my twins when they were little: "different things for different beings".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nina2020
    Hello! We got Ninas thermostat and heat mat put on today! The thermostat was a litttle bit confusing but we got it. The temp in the hot hide is about 75ish but will that come up. We might have to go up a couple of degrees because it’s hard to feel the heat through the repti carpet.


    After 4 or so hours your heat mat should reach the temperature you set your thermostat for. Did you set your thermostat for 90*F? After the thermostat turns off the heat mat, temps may rise a little before they begin to fall. That's normal. Temps should fall no more than 3*F before the thermostat turns on the heat mat once again.

    These are the temperature guidelines to follow. Please read them closely. Depend upon readings from a thermometer, not by feel.

    Temperatures - A temperature gradient from warm to cool maintains your leo's health. Here's a temperature guide for all leopard geckos as measured with the probe of a digital thermometer or a temp gun (and controlled by a thermostat set at 91*F/32.8*C).

    Place the thermostat's probe and a digital thermometer's probe together right on top of the substrate underneath the warm dry hide. If you use a UTH + a CHE you'll need 2 separate thermostats, because ground and air temperatures are substantially different.

    • Warm dry hide ground temperature: 88-92 F (31.1-33.3 C) inside a leo's warm dry hide.
    • Warm humid/moist hide: Also place the humid hide 100% on top of the heat mat. Keep temperatures similar to the warm dry hide.
    • Cool dry hide ground temperature: 70ish-75 F (21.1-23.9 C) Usually the cool end ground temperature matches the room temperature where the enclosure sits.
    • no greater than 82ish F (27.8ish C) air temperature - 4 inches (10 cm) above ground on the warm end
    • no greater than 75 F (23.9 C) air temperature - 4 inches (10 cm) above ground on the cool end

    Leave the heat mat/UTH on 24/7. If you wish, during the night turn off overhead lighting/heating (~12 hours on and ~12 hours off) unless ambient room temperatures drop lower than 67ish*F (19.4*C).
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-03-2020 at 09:38 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

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    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post


    After 4 or so hours your heat mat should reach the temperature you set your thermostat for. Did you set your thermostat for 90*F? After the thermostat turns off the heat mat, temps may rise a little before they begin to fall. That's normal. Temps should fall no more than 3*F before the thermostat turns on the heat mat once again.

    These are the temperature guidelines to follow. Please read them closely. Depend upon readings from a thermometer, not by feel.
    So we placed the thermostat probe directly on the thermostat. I can move it if i need to I wasn't really sure where to put it. Nina hasnt been out of her hid since she ate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nina2020 View Post
    So we placed the thermostat probe directly on the thermostat. I can move it if i need to I wasn't really sure where to put it. Nina hasnt been out of her hid since she ate.
    The thermostat's probe goes on top of the reptile carpet underneath the warm dry hide.

    What temperature did you set the thermostat for?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    The thermostat's probe goes on top of the reptile carpet underneath the warm dry hide.

    What temperature did you set the thermostat for?
    Right now I have it set to 92. The temp in her hot hide is at 75. I didn't know we were suppose to place it inside the tank under the humid hide. I can move it tonight when we feed her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nina2020 View Post
    Right now I have it set to 92. The temp in her hot hide is at 75. I didn't know we were suppose to place it inside the tank under the humid hide. I can move it tonight when we feed her.
    Are we talking about the location of the thermostat's probe?

    Place the thermostat's probe on top of the reptile carpet underneath the warm dry hide. That's one location you need to take a reading at. If, after about 4 hours, the hot hide still reads under 80*F and the thermostat never turns off, it's a sign your heat mat is way too small.

    Please buy a proper size heat mat -- a heat mat large enough so both the warm hide and the moist hide can sit on it.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-06-2020 at 06:20 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Are we talking about the location of the thermostat's probe?

    Place the thermostat's probe on top of the reptile carpet underneath the warm dry hide. That's one location you need to take a reading at. If, after about 4 hours, the hot hide still reads under 80*F and the thermostat never turns off, it's a sign your heat mat is way too small.

    Please buy a proper size heat mat -- a heat mat large enough so both the warm hide and the moist hide can sit on it.

    Good morning!! So we placed the probe under the carpet. Last night when i check the temps with the infared thermometer i had a reading of somewhere around 82. This morning I checked the temps again and it is down to 72. I know the temperature dropped in the house last night. I bought the mat that you told me to buy in the previous comments. She is still pooping normal and eating normal also. I have cut the heat on in the house to try to get the temps to go back up since it was kinda cold in the house this morning with the air on. We had the thermostat set to 91 when the reading was in the 80s last night. The heat mat we have now is the Zoo Med heat mat from the 8 x 12 mat. Both her hot hide and humid hit sit on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nina2020 View Post
    Good morning!! So we placed the probe under the carpet. Last night when i check the temps with the infared thermometer i had a reading of somewhere around 82. This morning I checked the temps again and it is down to 72. I know the temperature dropped in the house last night. I bought the mat that you told me to buy in the previous comments. She is still pooping normal and eating normal also. I have cut the heat on in the house to try to get the temps to go back up since it was kinda cold in the house this morning with the air on. We had the thermostat set to 91 when the reading was in the 80s last night. The heat mat we have now is the Zoo Med heat mat from the 8 x 12 mat. Both her hot hide and humid hit sit on there.
    Good on these details
    • Thermostat set to 91*F
    • Zoo Med 8 x 12 inch heat mat
    • Warm dry & warm humid hide sitting on top of the heat mat

    I'm confused. It seems like I post one thing. Then you reply with something different. For instance, the thermostat's probe does not go "under the carpet".

    Please answer
    1. Did you buy Hydrofarm's Jump Start thermostat?
    2. What do you mean: "kinda cold in the house this morning"?
    3. What temp = "kinda cold" to you?
    4. Is your 10 gallon in a drafty location?
    5. Is your heat mat plugged into your thermostat?
    6. Then is the thermostat plugged into the wall?
    7. Perhaps Zoo Med's yellow digital thermometer with a probe would be less confusing. It costs about $10.

    This is what you should have from bottom up. Read 1-7 in that order.
    • 7) Wait 4 hours. What does the thermostat's probe read?
    • 6) Put the screen lid on the 10 gallon
    • 5) Cover the thermostat's probe with the warm dry hide!
    • 4) Thermostat's probe sitting on reptile carpet
    • 3) Reptile carpet substrate (inside)
    • 2) Glass enclosure bottom
    • 1) Zoo Med's 8 x 12 under tank heat mat stuck outside the enclosure on one end of the enclosure's bottom
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 06-17-2020 at 02:29 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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