Heating the outworld

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Heating the outworld

Post: # 15976Post AntFin
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:07 am

Do you have to heat your outworld or is it enough to just heat the nest? And from where can I get a good heating cable/lamp and the thing that you use to control the temperature.


Re: Heating the outworld

Post: # 15979Post KingKyle26
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:02 pm

Pet store or amazon you are looking for a "heating cable" probably. Not necessary to heat as long as the room where the set up is, is not air conditioned.

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Re: Heating the outworld

Post: # 15980Post Cale3459
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:06 pm

I just have a regular desk lamp over the top on mine. I keep a heating cable in my hybrid nest when the colony is not hibernating, but the outworld I just let get heat from the lamp.
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Re: Heating the outworld

Post: # 15998Post Serafine
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:04 am

Be careful with heating the outworld though, some species (Crematogaster in particular, probably Camponotus as well) could see this as an invitation to pile all their pupae within the outworld.
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Re: Heating the outworld

Post: # 16318Post larynx
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:21 pm

Personally, i have my heat cables run along one side of my outworlds to create a temperature gradient for them. Of course i abandon this method when its warmer in my house during peak summer.
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