The Habitat Systems environment was built to our specifications and represents the culmination of everything that we have learned over the years in raising and reproducing the Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boa. The environment is 36 inches wide by 28 inches deep and 80 inches high. The control electronics and water reservoir are housed in the base of the unit. Each environment contains two cages. The tempered glass doors are secured by magnetic latches. The lift out natural looking, epoxy resin sculptured perches are created by Ron Rundo of InsertsWork. Each cage has a 40 watt heat panel mounted on the left side of the cage ceiling which creates a substantial temperature gradient for the snake. Lighting is provided by dual 13 watt compact fluorescent bulbs with a color temperature of 6500K on a 12 hour cycle. The light fixture is mounted above a translucent Plexiglas panel. Easy twist out removable water bowls are mounted high for easy snake access while reducing the risk of gravid females delivering newborns into the bowl. The cages are constructed out of extruded hollow core PVC. Temperature control is maintained by Johnson Control thermostats.
Our rack systems are also built by Habitat Systems to our specifications. Heat tape is embedded in the back top and bottom of the racks to create a heat gradient. 5 watt dimmable compact fluorescent bulbs with a color temperature of 4100K are mounted on the inside back wall of the racks and are on a 12 hour light cycle. Temperature is controlled by a Helix thermostat. The racks are built out of extruded hollow core PVC.
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Habitat Systems environment built to our specifications
Interior of the Habitat Systems environment
Amazon Basin Baby Racks