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Utilisation of UVB Lighting

Shining a Light on your Reptiles – Utilisation of UVB Lighting

Shining a Light on your Reptiles - Utilisation of UVB Lighting The Reptile Keeping community has seen huge changes over the last 10 years. From the boom in naturalistic keeping, to a greater understanding and application of heating and lighting in the vivarium. We have managed to improve captive Reptile...

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UK wild newt species free from flesh-eating fungus for now…

Wildlife conservation charity urges private amphibian traders to prevent Bsal fungus from infecting wild populationsPalmate newt (T. helveticus) (c) Ben Tapley ZSLThe UK’s wild newt populations seem to be free from a flesh-eating lethal fungus known to be prevalent in privately-owned amphibians across Western Europe, a nationwide investigation has found.Scientists from...

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Moving Bioactivity Forward

A Recent History Over the last 4 years, we have seen a huge change in the Reptile keeping sector, with more and more members of the community moving toward naturalistic and bioactive enclosures. With this change, we have also seen a change in product availability. Shops have jumped onto the sales...

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Setting up a Bioactive Enclosure for your Reptile

African Fat Tailed Gecko explores its Bioactive Enclosure Bioactive Setups In its basic form, a Bioactive setup is any type of enclosure that employs one or more species of Invertebrate to clean up waste products. Of course, there is much more to setting up a Bioactive enclosure than throwing a few...

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Enclosure Types

Enclosure setup is a very personal thing. It can depend on many factors, including who introduced you to keeping, what you see in the groups you attend, and what others have advised you to do.It often takes a lot of convincing to change someones opinion on the matter, and it needs...

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Save Our Sungazers Campaign, by Fraser Gilchrist

Today, we have a post by Fraser Gilchrist, who is in need of support for his Save Our Sungazers Campaign, which aims to research the Breeding of Smaug giganteus, to improve captive breeding and conservational efforts. So here is the write up from Fraser, please help by donating what...

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Microclimate B1 HT Digital dimming thermostats

Thermostats – Their Importance and use.

Thermostats are important, but why? Well, Reptiles and Amphibians are Ectothermic!A fancy sounding statement, but probably one of the most important things you should know when keeping Herps.What this means is, unlike humans who generate body heat through various internal processes, Reptiles and Amphibians get their body heat from...

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