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 Hey, I have a question

Hey everybody, Thanks for the info on my last disscussion forum. Samson is doing great. I am planning on putting in a new basking spot for him. I am thinking of putting granite in but I don’t know if it will get too hot for his stomoach. Does anybody know if I can put it on the hot or the cool side? Thanks for everyone’s help!

-Jonathan



02/23/12  08:31pm

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  Message To: Giovanni67   In reference to Message Id: 2256621


 Hey, I have a question

Granite? Do you already have a piece? I ask because materials like non-coated ceramic tile, natural slate or stone would essentially serve the same purpose and could be had for cheaper/for free. In fact today I hiked along an old rock wall through the woods and found two perfect basking/hide rocks (one 27"x12", the other 25" round, both 1.25"t), though I had to carry both back...about a mile or so through heavy brush/swamp and up and down shale banks. But for free, it was worth it. Or, you could just go to a stone yard or home depot/lowes and buy a piece of slate or tile for $3-10 (assuming you don’t already have the granite or if it’s free). Also, I’m not sure if this is a factor but a lot of granite, specifically counter tops, is treated with an oil repellent impregnator (prevents oils from soaking into the stone) or is surface sealed, which is something worth researching. If it’s natural, untreated granite there shouldn’t be a problem.



02/23/12  08:56pm

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  Message To: Vers   In reference to Message Id: 2256625


 Hey, I have a question

granite is iffy because even untreated granite gives off some emission of radon, which to humans is reasonably safe because of the distance emissions reach is very low. For a Uro sitting directly on it all the time is probably not safe. Natural slate holds heat the best and is very cost efficient



02/24/12  06:53am

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  Message To: Vers   In reference to Message Id: 2256625


 Hey, I have a question

I got the granite from a place that makes granite counter tops and this was an extra piece. Too say it does not have the oil on it, I couldent say. So, I will not use it and I will pick up a new piece of slate from Home Depot or Lowes. It is winter here so they are not carrying it but as soon as they get it, I will pick one up.

Thanks

-Jonathan



02/24/12  03:28pm

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  Message To: Rtl402   In reference to Message Id: 2256682


 Hey, I have a question

I remember learning about this in earth science back in high school. I also remember a similar discussion on another forum where a member responded with:

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Actually granite would be fine to use. Rocks of igneous origin are stable, and do not break down. The heat resistant comment just means that heat will not negatively affect it.
And there are a lot more rocks which have a mild radioactive property than you realize.



I wonder if there are any actual studies on the topic--that would be an interesting read.



02/24/12  03:47pm

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  Message To: Vers   In reference to Message Id: 2256746


 Hey, I have a question

Lol yes it would, thanks for all the help, this site is great!!!!!!! :)

-Jonathan



02/26/12  08:44pm


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