Lucky Reptile Herp Nursery II
Now with more space for up to 24 cricket boxes! The Herp-Nursery II is a multifunctional device equipped with an innovative Peltier-system. This allows the device to cool and to heat, making it suitable for use as an incubator, but also for hibernating animals. It can switch automatically between heating and cooling to keep the desired temperature. Contrary to other incubators the Lucky Reptile Herp Nursery II will automatically enter cooling mode if the breeding temperature is surpassed and bring it back to optimum, preventing the loss of eggs due to overheating. A useful function on hot summer days!
The temperature area is approximately 5° to 60°C but depends on the surrounding temperature. The digital thermostat allows setting the temperature in 1°C steps. Please note that there is a temperature gradient of 4°C between upper and lower area inside the device.
Thanks to plenty of space, this is a big advantage as you can incubate different species with different temperature requirements or breed for specific sexes and all in one device! Due to the temperature gradient, the displayed temperature is only a guideline and we recommend monitoring the temperature in the different parts with a separate thermometer.
The Herp Nursery II is very energy efficient and only needs 10 W/h on average. A large front window enables a good and easy monitoring of the inside. Interior lighting can be turned on if necessary.
Dimensions (WxDxH): 42 x 34 x 48 cm, interior 27 x 24 x 37 cm
Generally, it should be considered to what the breeding temperature recommendations relate, because the temperature inside the breeding substrate will always be lower than the breeding rooms temperature. Consequently, if the temperature recommendation refers to the temperature of the substrate, the device must be set to a higher temperature. We recommend to always monitoring the temperature with a separate thermometer since every incubator will show temperature variations in the breeding room, which have an impact on the temperature of the breeding substrate. Due to its construction, the Herp Nursery II has a temperature variation from the bottom (lowest) to the top (highest) of about 4°C. With 32°C in the upper area you’ll get about 28°C in the lower area. This effect can be used to breed different species or to selectively breed for a certain sex. With Greek Tortoises for example, you can expect more females at approx. 32°C and more males at approx. 29°C. By placing the breeding tubs in different shelves inside the Herp Nursery II it is possible breeding your own desired sex ratio without the need for a second incubator!
Temperature variations also exist in the widely used polystyrene area-breeders, but there is less of a clear pattern in the variations. Thus, contrary to the Herp Nursery II, it is nearly impossible to selectively breed animals with differing temperature requirements.
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