You fear the future, lol. That is rather pathetic. I just said to use a UTH, its more useful, and obviously majority people use them aswell. Heat lamp isn't really useful, I mean don't get me wrong, for a basking spot, they're great, but you definately don't need more then 1 heat lamp, as he stated which is why I said what I did. However another proven statistic is that heating lamps kill humidity, not saying that the sand boa needs a ton of humidity.
Either way, for a KSB, a heat lamp or UTH is acceptable because little to no humidity is needed except during a shed.
It's not worth an argument, because it doesn't matter. You can recommend UTH while others recommend a heat lamp..either one is fine and the UTH would probably cost more with a T-Stat.
With a BP a UTH is never desired because a higher humidity range is needed. I however use a heat lamp with my BCI alongside a UTH because he spends so much time in branches above the UTH. I end up spraying plenty extra for humidity too. The world had not ended because I used a heat lamp.
I know people who keep, breed or have bred sand boas and use overhead heat. If you'd take the time to actually reads Wilomn's posts - it appears he breeds eryx and uses overhead heat and has no issues............what's the point in going around in circles on this?
I'm not a big fan of belly heat and use mainly radiant heat panels, but several of my older cages are still outfitted with heat lamps. I use heat lamps in my ackie enclosures and have no problems maintaining proper humidity or temperatures.
Does that mean that belly heat is worthless? Of course not. It's not my heating method of choice but I am not going to spend my time trying to convince people that use it successfully that they are wrong and I'm right.
Bottom line - heat lights aren't pointless. You may not like them, but your opinion of them does not negate the success other people have in using them.
I wasn't negating the success of other people using them. I've just seen more stuff go wrong from people using heat lights rather then UTH or the heat panels. That's what I was recommending. More then one heatlight does seem a bit un-necessary to me though. I'm not sure why you would need more then one light to heat a tank, unless its something huge?
Alright first of all. Reason for heat lamps is this, I live in upstate ny and the temp of my room is 65. Now hmmmm, does that sound a bit low to you? I know I'm not a reptile expert but I know Kenyan San Boa's are from like, Africa right? Ok so that means my ambient temperature is too low. Do you get that? Ok now here something you UTH fanatics don't seem to grasp very well. UTH's do almost nothing to ambient temps. They are very useful for basking spots, when you have something to regulate them but really don't effect ambient temps. So now your gonna say, "well why don't you use a uth and a red heat light instead of both?" Because the red heat light doesn't make enough heat by itself. With them combined I have a cool side of 77, a warm side 80ish, and a basking spot of approx 95. To me conditions seem optimal, to you probably not. Just opinion I suppose, but your method is by no means "better."