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Hi, I'm about to purchase a baby pacman frog was wondering what you would recommend as the best type of heat source? A UTH or a red/night glow heat bulb, or something else?? Initially, it'll be in a 10 gallon tank with coconut-fiber bedding. And speaking of substrate, how deep should it be? Is this at all dependent on how big the frog is?

Thank you in advance! I greatly appreciate your time.

With heating I have actually written a report on the subject which I will link to here The Goldilocks Principle of Herpetoculture I would recommend a UTH though. Also as far as lighting is concerned there is this article as well Substrate for PacMan would be coconut fiber enough for the frog to bury itself in with just it back exposed slightly.  


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John F Taylor


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