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    Terrarium liner that is NOT carpet?

    Does anyone have recommendations for something I can line the bottom of my KSBís tank with other than reptile carpet? This is to be under his substrate between substrate and glass so he doesnít burn himself on UTH while burrowing. Iíd like something that is easily washable because reptile carpet is NOT so Iíve just been fully replacing it when I clean his tank, and that is racking up in price. So if anyone has advice for a washable non fabric terrarium liner that I wonít have to replace monthly please let me know. Thanks everyone!

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    Just set your UTH at the correct temperature.
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    Re: Terrarium liner that is NOT carpet?

    The UTH is already on a thermostat to control temp, the concern is more with fossorial snakes that they will stay directly on top of the heat source and will eventually get burned. Snakes donít have the sense to be able to know that staying on a hot object will eventually burn them, and since my KSB spends most of his time underground on the heat source there needs to be something between him and it.

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    Re: Terrarium liner that is NOT carpet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs_and_Herps View Post
    The UTH is already on a thermostat to control temp, the concern is more with fossorial snakes that they will stay directly on top of the heat source and will eventually get burned. Snakes donít have the sense to be able to know that staying on a hot object will eventually burn them, and since my KSB spends most of his time underground on the heat source there needs to be something between him and it.
    If your hot spot is set 93-95 for a Kenyan sand boa he will be fine. He will know when he gets warm enough and move off of the heat mat to the other side of the tank

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    If you have a reliable thermostat there is no need for a liner and if your thermostat fails a liner will not prevent a burn.
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