Zoo Med Snake Strip U.T.H. (Under Tank Heater)
Reptiles are ectothermic ("cold-blooded"), which means that they don't produce their own body heat. Instead, they depend on external heat sources like the Sun for the heat energy that their bodies need to function properly.
The Zoo Med Snake Strip U.T.H. is designed to mimic the radiant heating effect of surfaces that have been warmed by the Sun in nature. This device is designed be used as a primary or secondary heat source for terrestrial snakes, particularly those that are active at night.
Dimensions: 3.5" x 18"
Instructions for Use:
Stick the Zoo Med Snake Strip U.T.H. on the rear portion of the terrarium to create a temperature gradient. The mat should be large enough to accommodate your reptile's entire body.
Heat mats work best with a thin (<2") layer of substrate. Terrariums with a thicker substrate layer should use an overhead heat source such as a halogen basking bulb or ceramic heat emitter, depending on the intended use.
To keep your reptile at the right temperature and prevent burns, it is very important to use a thermostat such as the Zoo Med ReptiTemp Digital Thermostat with your heat mat!