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Pickle1983

Member Since 24 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 22 2021 08:24 PM
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In Topic: Tank's Coming In!

28 September 2019 - 09:59 PM

My one is the same, she lives outdoors full time but has access to the shed overnight and in the winter, but I've definitely noticed that she's going to sleep at night earlier, her appetite is still big though (in fact she eats like it's her last meal!) but I've noticed a difference too.
I'll be starting her wind down for hibernation in November and I'm sure that will be here before we know it!
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In Topic: How Shocking.

08 August 2019 - 09:53 AM

So sad 😢

In Topic: Hibernation Query

07 August 2019 - 04:40 PM

Hiya,

Ah OK, thank you.
Would you mind sending me over any pictures you have of your set up for the winter months please?
Would be good to know so I can do something similar.

Thank you
Nic

In Topic: Hibernation Query

05 August 2019 - 01:13 PM

Hi both,
Thank you so much for coming back to me. That's a huge relief!

As you both mentioned that yours live outside all the time I was, wondering if you could help with a query on that too?

This month I am going to buy a small greenhouse tube heater on a thermostat, set at about 12 for over nights, i just had a few questions i was hoping you could help with please.

1. How far from the ground would you secure this tube heater? Would you place it by the entrance of the cold frame, or furthest away from the entrance?

2. In regards to the thermostat that registers when it gets below 12 degrees, this is going to be set up in my shed, which is right next to the cold frame, but once the heater goes on obviously the heat in the cold frame will be warmer than in the shed, how do you monitor this?

3. Would the heater need to be on during the day, or is the basking lamp enough? Particularly in November time and end February time (pre and post hibernation)? Im just thinking of snow days etc.

Thanks,

Nicola

In Topic: Outdoor Heating And Timers

02 August 2019 - 03:30 PM

Hi all,

 

This month I am going to buy a small greenhouse tube heater on a thermostat, set at about 12 for over nights, i just had a few questions i was hoping you could help with please. 

 

1. How far from the ground would you secure this tube heater? Would you place it by the entrance of the cold frame, or furthest away from the entrance? 

2. In regards to the thermostat that registers when it gets below 12 degrees, this is going to be set up in my shed, which is right next to the cold frame, but once the heater goes on obviously the heat in the cold frame will be warmer than in the shed, how do you monitor this? 

3. Would the heater need to be on during the day, or is the basking lamp enough? Particularly in November time and end February time (pre and post hibernation)? Im just thinking of snow days etc. 

 

Thanks all,

Nicola