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Flukers Precision Calibrated Thermometer provides a highly accurate reading of your reptiles terrarium temperature. This durable, effective tool makes it easy to regulate the environmental temperature range (ETR) of your pets habitat in order to promote health, activity and long life.
Directions: Place the thermometer on "warm" side (basking area) of enclosure for 30 minutes and compare reading with the specific needs of your pet. If the area is too cool, use a higher wattage bulb. If too hot, substitute a lower wattage bulb. After establishing the proper temperature for the "warm" side, move thermometer to "cool" side of enclosure for 30 minutes and record. Establish an appropriate enclosure. Check the ETR regularly.
For Reptiles: An appropriate ETR for desert reptiles is typically 85Â°-95Â°F, temperate species 75Â°-90Â°F and tropical species 80Â°-90Â°F. Free movement between the warm and cool sides of their enclosures is essential. Reptiles should experience a minimal night-time drop of 5Â°-10Â°F.
For Amphibians: Most amphibians can be maintained in an ETR of 70Â°-76Â°F. They do not tolerate temperatures above 82Â°F. They should experience a minimal night-time temperature drop of 5Â°-10Â°F.