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Dermestid Beetle Reptile Heater

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Rob, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Rob

    Rob Member

    I have a colony of Dermestid Beetles that i keep in a large Blue Sterilite Plastic Container indoors. I am thinking about buying a reptile heater to use instead of keeping my room heated so high, around 75 degrees for the bugs. Just got our latest heat bill. Ouch ! My question is : Is it safe to put a pet heater on the bottom of the container or will it get to hot and cause a fire?
  2. Turf Workz

    Turf Workz New Member

    personally i use a small ceramic heater with a fan and thermostat. The fan circulates the
    air and thermostat regulates the temp and only comes on when needed

  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    You can try placing the heat pad underneath. If it is a decent brand it should be ok. Wrap the sides of the container to hold in heat. Insulating the top will also help. Bugs need to be at least 75 to just under 80 degrees. You might want to consider using a cast off large cooler or a small freezer chest and set it up with a ceramic heater and fan as above.