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#1 jamjarbaker

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 09:17 PM

Vera's scheduled to hibernate on Monday (box method) after her four week wind down but I've noticed the current temps are around 11/12 degrees in my unused garage containing her box. What's the safest way of keeping the box temps suitable at the minute apart from a fridge :) thanks all!

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 09:28 PM

The box method is generally hit and miss as far as higher temps go. Leaving a door open generally cools outdoor rooms, but given that it can take several weeks for them to go into hibernation properly, the chances are she will settle and by that time the temps will have dropped. Remember the same happens in the wild, the temps don't suddenly drop to optimum temps, it takes time ;)

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 10:23 AM

Thanks for the reply I was getting a lil worried :) I must say, Vera's finding it very easy to settle down at the minute so it should be fairly easy :D thanks again !

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 10:49 AM

Hi,
I totally agree with Sue,in the wild they would burrow down long before it reaches below the magic 10c,tempts are going to fluxuate to a degree this is natural so really this isnt a big concern :)

#5 jamjarbaker

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 06:53 PM

Thanks beermat :) you guys are so helpful :D




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