In this episode, Sam Perrett goes into great detail about lighting and heating. These two related topics are often misunderstood and misused in the reptile hobby. Replicating the sun is an extraordinarily difficult task. However, almost every living thing on the planet uses the sun as an energy source, therefore, it is our duty to continue to advance the hobby towards better use of light and heat.
Sam explains how to properly set up your lighting to achieve full-spectrum light, how to control temperatures, and how to time your lighting to achieve a more natural sunrise/sunset effect in your reptiles enclosure.
Sam Perrett is one of the organizers behind the 2019 Advancing Herptelogical Husbandry Conference held in Rodeo, New Mexico on September 27-28th. He is also the creator of the Facebook group, Herp HQ as well as the free online magazine, Herp Bytes.