- designed for use with reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates
- manufactured in the UK to the highest safety standards
- animals to warm themselves without raising air temperature in vivarium or tank
- available in various sizes
17 x 6" 10w, 20 x 6" 12w, 23 x 6" 14w, 35 x 6" 22w, 39 x 6" 24w, 47 x 6" 29w
ProRep Cloth Element Heat Strip
Cloth heat mats produce ultra long wavelength infra red heat. This wavelength is invisible to the human eye and tends to heat furnishings in the cage rather than the air. This action of heating is very similar to the sun and it has the ability to heat anything that it strikes but with the air temperature remaining much lower. Reptiles absorb this in a manner very similar to basking in a natural environment. Heat mats do get warm but provide a very gentle warmth which the animal can sit under or on top of.
Heat strips can be used on the floor or mounted on the wall of the vivarium. When using on the floor on the inside of a cage it is imperative that some safeguards are adhered to. If substrate is used, it should be kept to less than I cm deep. Many substrates have very good insulative properties (Vermiculite, wood chips etc.) and placing too much over the heat mat will stop the heat getting into the vivarium where it is needed.
Remember, never install heating and then leave it unattended. Establish that the installation is correct and that the vivarium is being maintained at the desired temperature. Never expose animals to any risk of over heating. Once installed, heating should be tested for a minimum of 48 hours prior to the introduction of livestock. Do not risk the animal?s safety!
All heat mats must be used with a thermostat.
ProRep Heat Mats and Heat Strips are designed for use with reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. They work by producing ultra long wavelength infra red heat that is absorbed by the animal and cage furnishings in much the same way as the sun warms basking animals or the ground in the wild. This action allows the animals to warm themselves without necessarily raising the air temperature in the vivarium or tank.
The choice of heat mat size and installation method will depend very much on the requirements of the species and the design and size of the set up and supplementary heating may be required for species that require a more intense heat or localised basking spots to raise their body temperature sufficiently.
Care must be taken to comply with the safety and installation instructions and the use of a thermostat is essential. ProRep Heat Mats and Strips are available in two different heating element materials – cloth and printed film – and in a range of sizes to suit most heating requirements and are manufactured in the UK to the highest safety standards.
More information about reptile heating available at the?ProRep website.