User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 9 to 15 of 15

Thread: Is a heating pad a good idea?

  1. #9
    David F's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    United States, Utah
    Posts
    342
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't think you need a heat pad, the temp buildup from the light is certainly enough .

  2. #10
    Mr Masonix masonix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Zath View Post
    @ Masonix, what were the temperatures before putting the heating pad underneath? I agree with Fred that you could be a lot more efficient with the light by adding some reflective surfaces around your containers, but with the temps already at 27C (80F for us Americans), increasing the light intensity too much might also raise the temperatures even futher. You'll also probably want to start letting those pots breathe a little. 99% RH in 80-degree air is a lot of moisture.
    The temperature before heatpad was 24.8 C, after the heapad has built up heat it stopped around 29 C

    I've opened up the holes on top of the terrarium so it will hopefully lower the moisture a bit!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by David F View Post
    I don't think you need a heat pad, the temp buildup from the light is certainly enough .
    The LED lightning hardly produce any heat at all actually, when i hold it, it's like colder than my hand.

  3. #11
    fredg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Mansfield UK
    Posts
    1,042
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by David F View Post
    I don't think you need a heat pad, the temp buildup from the light is certainly enough .
    That's the heat WITH the pad
    Fred

    Quot Homines Tot Sententiae

    http://fredg.boards.net/

  4. #12
    Mr Masonix masonix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    Shouldn't that venus fly trap be in dormancy and not in a terrarium?
    The Venus Flytraps in the terrarium is small sprouts, about two weeks old.

  5. #13
    Greetings from the netherworld. curtisconners's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Columbus Ohio, U.S.
    Posts
    923
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by masonix View Post
    The Venus Flytraps in the terrarium is small sprouts, about two weeks old.
    Oh, ok.

  6. #14
    David F's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    United States, Utah
    Posts
    342
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    That's the heat WITH the pad
    Yes, I think around 25 C is sufficient

  7. #15
    Mr Masonix masonix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Is a heating pad a good idea?



    Is this better? 25 degrees with heatpad and around 77% moist
    Last edited by masonix; 02-21-2016 at 02:21 PM.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Good idea?
    By 7santiago in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-15-2005, 05:26 PM
  2. Good idea or bad idea
    By myke66 in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-24-2003, 11:15 AM
  3. Misting--good idea or not?
    By steveo in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-05-2002, 07:49 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •