Clancorns wrote:Firstly all mats are as safe as they can be IF used with thermostats.
Secondly mats are ok as has been said, in vivs, on thermostats but they shouldnt get wet. Mine have glass over them which is siliconed but thin kitchen lino will do the same thing.
Lights can be used, with dimmer stats but a ceramic is better as lights often annoy them. These MUST have dimmer stats and they MUST have light guards so the snakes dont wrap themselves around the light/ ceramic.
what temp should I have my mat stat set at for corn snakes because all the books I read about it seem to contradict each other, I have the probe at the hot end and the thermometer is 2/3rds of way up in centre of tank and its at 80f-27-28c, Im not sure whether my mat stat should be set at the maximum for corns or the minimum or in the middle somewhere, I have my heat mats inside the vivs with a layer of lino and a sprinkling of aspen, I have hides at both ends of the vivs and the water at the cool end, my vivs are 2x 3ft and then 1 of them is 2 an a half ft, all the thermometers are reading at approximatly the same 80f all the tanks are set up the same... Thanks in advance