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Post by Kent VanSooy » May 12th, 2015, 5:31 pm

I get plenty of help with my critters (and for the record, my felines have NEVER been outside).

They make sure the mice are attractively prepared...

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Then check to see that the customer has finished their meal

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During breeding season they keep on eye out for that first eggshell pip...

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...and perform QC duties for cage cleaning.

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And last but not least, they make sure lightweight herping books don't fly off the shelves!

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Post by soulsurvivor » May 12th, 2015, 5:39 pm

Love your kitty pics! Nice caging, too.

~Bree

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Post by Kelly Mc » May 12th, 2015, 5:48 pm

What a lovely room, vibe, cats, enclosures, even the mice look nice.

Cats make good supervisors and spies.

Thanks for sharing Kent

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Post by hellihooks » May 13th, 2015, 6:33 am

And if you run out of kitty litter, they can use that book they're on... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by mwentz » May 14th, 2015, 10:54 am

So in the first pic, is the cat using the heat lamp embedded in it's eye to defrost the mice? Or is it using the Terminator eye to calculate the odds of getting away with stealing one.

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Post by BillMcGighan » May 14th, 2015, 1:00 pm

See, I thought this was one of those medical posts and you were doing a cat scan on your animals. :shock:


Pretty nice cage layouts, Kent!

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Post by BillMcGighan » May 14th, 2015, 1:34 pm

Hey, Kent,

For what it's worth.


I don't know if this applies to your setup or not? I saw your analog thermometer and was reminded of my setup.

Because I moved all herps out of the house to their own shed, I bought a $60 weather station at BassPro.
The base station is in the house, and the sensor is in the snake room about 100 feet away.
It records temps and humidity. More sensors can be added.

The convenience of knowing how temps are running (with high and low temps flagged) gives me allot of "piece of mind", especially in winter when brumation seems to do better with some animals if they are disturbed as little as possible.

When I looked online for contemporary prices, they still range in the $60 range, if all you want is temp and humidity, then I stumbled on this one:

http://www.acurite.com/aculink-iphone-app

It looks like you could set this up for under $15.

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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » May 15th, 2015, 3:24 am

Thanks for the big smile, Kent. Your cats are very beautiful.

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Post by Kent VanSooy » May 18th, 2015, 11:33 am

Thanks everyone for the good words! Bill, I appreciate the info on the thermometers. I have a few of those cheap analog ones stuck here and there as quick sanity checks - my temperature control is done via a couple of Helix proportional thermostats and their integrated digital thermometers. My location is coastal San Diego county means I don't need to worry about weather extremes (although I do have a separate thermostat that will shut down all the heaters if the ambient temp in the room exceeds the low 80's, which rarely happens).

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Post by jayder85 » July 8th, 2015, 8:18 am

I am in love with that wooden caging! Great setup for everyone!

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