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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

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    Haha dang. Oh well, guess iíll know in a few days if i was right or not. Iíll offer food again on Sunday or Monday most likely.

    Yeah, after thinking more about the probe being inside the tank i got all worried and had to go move it. Iím having a hard time measuring the temp of the glass inside the terrarium, since it just reflects the laser and gives an inaccurate reading. Any suggestions?

    Was thinking maybe laying a piece of tissue paper on the glass over the UTH, and then measuring the temp of that so i donít get a reflection.
    If itís any consolation, I canít tell when my albino, 2 bananas, or my dragonfly are going to shed either. The light colors just donít show the dulling very well, until one day you have a shed in the cage.

    I would think you could use something like tissue paper or parchment paper (baking supply) under the substrate so that the laser temp doesnít reflect off the glass. You might have to wait for it to warm up for a few minutes to get an accurate reading if youíre just going to use it when you measure temps.
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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Quote Originally Posted by Dianne View Post
    If itís any consolation, I canít tell when my albino, 2 bananas, or my dragonfly are going to shed either. The light colors just donít show the dulling very well, until one day you have a shed in the cage.

    I would think you could use something like tissue paper or parchment paper (baking supply) under the substrate so that the laser temp doesnít reflect off the glass. You might have to wait for it to warm up for a few minutes to get an accurate reading if youíre just going to use it when you measure temps.
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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

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    Thanks! Heís definitely a cutie! And yeah oh well, guess iíll know in a few days if i was right or not about him going into shed. Iíll offer food again on Sunday or Monday most likely.

    Yeah, after thinking more about the probe being inside the tank i got all worried and had to go move it. Iím having a hard time measuring the temp of the glass inside the terrarium, since it just reflects the laser and gives an inaccurate reading. Any suggestions?

    Was thinking maybe laying a piece of tissue paper on the glass over the UTH, and then measuring the temp of that so i donít get a reflection.
    Why do you think the measurement is inaccurate? The laser doesn't measure anything, it's just a pointing device so you can pinpoint what the sensor is measuring. Mine actually has an option to turn the laser off and it still measures. You should be confident measuring the glass that the measurement is correct.

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    New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Quote Originally Posted by ryknoll3 View Post
    Why do you think the measurement is inaccurate? The laser doesn't measure anything, it's just a pointing device so you can pinpoint what the sensor is measuring. Mine actually has an option to turn the laser off and it still measures. You should be confident measuring the glass that the measurement is correct.
    Because it says in the directions that came with the temp gun to place a piece of tape on glass surfaces so that the infrared light doesnít get reflected. I know for a fact that directly above my 93.5į UTH, the glass isnít 77į. But inside the terrarium i didnít want to put tape on the glass, so was just asking if others used tissue paper or something similar.

    Maybe iím missing something, because you do make a good point.

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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Quote Originally Posted by gdawgs56 View Post
    Because it says in the directions that came with the temp gun to place a piece of tape on glass surfaces so that the infrared light doesnít get reflected. I know for a fact that directly above my 93.5į UTH, the glass isnít 77į. But inside the terrarium i didnít want to put tape on the glass, so was just asking if others used tissue paper or something similar.

    Maybe iím missing something, because you do make a good point.

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    Maybe place a small piece of card over the area and let it warm up ..


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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    So, update. He is in shed for sure. I found 2 small pieces of shed. Humidity is still around 75ish so donít know why those pieces broke off but maybe heís sitting on the rest. Haha, idk iíll check tomorrow if i donít see anything else before then.

    Oh! First time seeing him thermoregulate, found him in his cool side hide! Heís always been in the hot spot hide in the past. Made me think the heat mat mightíve gotten too hot, but temp gun shows good temps and the Herpstat doesnít show there were any spikes in temp.


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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Well, looks like itís gonna be a bad/stuck shed. Have no idea why though, his humidity has been perfect and iíve gotten him fresh water everyday. His skin looks wrinkly, iím hoping heís not too dehydrated.

    Not sure what to do at this point. Planning on checking on him again tomorrow and seeing if he gets more of the shed off.


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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Advice? Tips?


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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Quote Originally Posted by gdawgs56 View Post
    Advice? Tips?


    -Jason
    i would mist everything down and try to get everything off and let him take care of it himself.

    if he still has large patches of stuck shed after a day, u could try this method: https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...hed-No-problem
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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ax01 View Post
    i would mist everything down and try to get everything off and let him take care of it himself.

    if he still has large patches of stuck shed after a day, u could try this method: https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...hed-No-problem
    Thanks. Can you think of any reason why he would have a bad shed even with perfect humidity and temps?


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