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Will a Reptile heating pad melt through a Blue Sterilite plastic Container

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Rob, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Rob

    Rob Member

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    Can anyone tell me weather or not a Reptile Heating Pad will be safe to use on a Blue Sterilite plastic container? If it is safe would you recomend putting it on the side, or on the bottom of the container. Thanks for your time.
     
  2. steamvalley

    steamvalley some cleaned and dipped skulls

    None that I have used would melt plastic.
     

  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Would not melt plastic as long as it is working properly. If you set the container on top of the pad it will warm just the bottom. Do not put the pad *in* the enclosure. They will eat it and chew through the wiring. Be aware that this only heats the very bottom of the container. It does very poorly in radiating any heat up through the container. It is made for reptiles to make direct contact with it and absorb heat that way.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2018
  4. Rob

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    Thanks For the Response, Greatly Appreciated.