Heat lamp on top of plexiglass?

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Heat lamp on top of plexiglass?

Post by Maddamay32 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:55 pm

I keep plexiglass sheets under my terrarium lid, everywhere except where my heat lamp sits, I think my temp and humidity levels would keep better if I had plexiglass under the whole lid, but am worried about the heat lamp sitting on a piece of it.

Will it melt? Will it release any gasses? Is it safe for the crabs?


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Re: Heat lamp on top of plexiglass?

Post by FairyDefender » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:30 am

That doesn't sound safe to me. I don't think a heat lamp should be sitting on anything other than maybe a screen. UTH would be a better idea, then you could seal the top all the way.

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Re: Heat lamp on top of plexiglass?

Post by wodesorel » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:10 pm

Both. Plexi is very sensitive to heat, and plastic does release dangerous gasses when overheated.

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Re: Heat lamp on top of plexiglass?

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:04 pm

Perhaps you could cut a hole in the area where the lamp would sit, and then put a piece of screen there. Many people make do it yourself lids. :)
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