Exo Terra Reptile UVB100 Tropical Terrarium Linear Tube - 120cm 36W
The Exo Terra Reptile UVB100 emits UVB levels similar to shady environments like rainforests or tropical locations.
In such habitats, reptiles receive moderate UV radiation due to conditions like high humidity and weather changes that hinder direct sunlight at basking spots.
The Exo Terra Reptile UVB100 emits optimal levels of UVB, similar to that of shady environments such as rain forests or other tropical locations.
Reptiles living in these habitats receive moderate UV radiation due to climatological conditions (fairly high humidity, changes in weather, etc) that prevent unfiltered sunlight from reaching the reptile's basking site.
The optimal Vitamin D3 yield index ensures vitamin D3 photosynthesis to aid calcium absorption and prevent metabolic diseases.
The longer sizes can be placed on multiple terrariums.
- Ideal for all tropical and sub-tropical reptiles
- Optimal levels of UVB
- Provides necessary UVB rays for optimal calcium metabolism
- UVA rays stimulate appetite, activity and reproductive behavior
- Wattage: 36W
- Dimensions: 120 cm (48")
Prevents Metabolic Bone Disease
- Metabolic bone disease (MBD) is a prevalent disorder in captive reptiles.
- MBD is caused by mineral imbalances, particularly calcium and phosphorus, along with inadequate Vitamin D3.
- Symptoms of MBD include weak bones, tremors, and lethargy.
- Lack of ultraviolet B (UVB) light exposure is a crucial factor in causing MBD.
- UVB light exposure is essential for reptiles as it enables Vitamin D3 synthesis.
- Vitamin D3 synthesis facilitated by UVB light is vital for proper calcium processing.
- UVB light is crucial for reptile health, particularly in the synthesis of Vitamin D3.
- Vitamin D3 contributes to reinforcing the immune system of reptiles.
- Reptiles absorb UVB rays to produce vitamin D3, which aids in regulating immune responses and fighting diseases.
- Adequate UVB exposure is key in enhancing the immunity of reptiles, reducing their vulnerability to different ailments.
- Exposure to UVA and UVB wavelengths triggers natural behaviours and encourages appetite, breeding, and overall reptile health.
- UVA rays primarily contribute to enhanced well-being and vision, influencing behaviours such as mating and food foraging.
- When UVA and UVB light are combined, they stimulate a reptile's appetite, leading to increased activity and a greater inclination to eat.