Reptiles are ectotherm, and use heat from an external source to thermoregulate their optimal body temperature. Most reptiles use direct radiant heat from the sun in combination with conductive heat from sun-heated surfaces such as branches, rocks or other heat accumulating structures.
Next to heat, overall humidity is a very important factor for the health and wellbeing of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Providing such a species related temperature gradient, in combination with appropriate humidity levels, in the terrarium is an important factor in successful reptile and amphibian keeping.
Exo Terra offers a range of 6 Thermostats which can be used with several heating/humidifying devices. Exo Terra thermostats are accurate, reliable and easy-to-use!