The Arcadia Pro T5 ShadeDweller-Max is the latest
evolution in the ShadeDweller range. A brand new 14 watt 22РІР‚Сњ/55cm
Full-spectrum+ UV-B lamp and ProT5 Kit.
One area of reptile keeping that has been severely
overlooked is the correct provision of UV lighting for snakes, and especially
those living in larger more naturalistic or bioactive enclosures. The 8 Watt
12РІР‚Сњ/30cm ShadeDweller caters well for smaller species and for snakes whilst
coiled at basking, but it became clear very quickly that the most commonly kept
species being 3РІР‚в„ў/90cm in length or more would benefit more with exposure that
covers much more of the body, and within the light and shade method.
Being longer and in the case of Royal/Ball pythons, more
robust also, it is important to increase the size of area of illumination
(projection zone), allow good photo and thermoregulation, which helps to ensure
access to full colour vision and the ability to self-regulate D3 levels. This
will allow snakes to move and behave naturally, seeking out areas of energy to
use and to explore without the risk of them being exposed to higher levels of
UV than is safe for them. This is a risk with the more powerful HO-T5 lamps
when used in reduced height enclosures and with species that can easily climb.
ShadeDweller-Max has been crafted by experts to provide optimal
UV levels of around UVI 1.00-1.50 12/30 at basking for these species when
living in enclosures 3РІР‚в„ў/90cm long or more. It is the perfect lamp for the most
common vivarium sizes, that being 4x2x2/120cmx60cmx60cm +.
ShadeDweller-Max is the perfect choice for these species
where an environment has been created to allow self-regulated basking, but also
poses very little risk of over exposure as the snake moves around the enclosure
(transient exposure). We all know that most snakes love to climb, and we should
allow this wherever possible to increase enrichment of the body and mind and to
allow the animal to experience light at differing angles. ShadeDweller-Max 14w
ProT5 is suitable for use with Arcadia Reptile LampGuardPro, the easy to use UV
ShadeDweller-Max has been designed with the needs of captive
snakes in mind, but this should not limit its use, it is just as much a
powerful tool for some lizards and amphibians living in larger enclosures that
fall into Zone 1-2 and are able to safely climb to self-regulate.
ShadeDweller-Max arrives complete within the
ShadeDweller-Max ProT5 fitting which as always allows easy linking to other
ProT5 fittings and JungleDawn-LED Bar. These fittings are tuned to Arcadia
Reptile German made lamps, are flicker free, quick start and complete with
plenty of internal electronic protection. ShadeDweller-Max is a SO-T5 lamp and
as with all Arcadia Reptile lamps has a full 12 month UV potency, when used for
up to 12 hours a day and with Arcadia Reptile fittings
Using the very latest in German lamp technology we have
created yet another brand new lamp for reptiles in SO-T5 that draws just
14watts but is over twice as bright as our 8w ShadeDweller lamp. This increase
in brightness or РІР‚Вlumen outputРІР‚в„ў includes the whole spectrum of the lamp, even
UV. As such to hit the target UVI of 1.00-1.50 at 12РІР‚Сњ/30 to basking, this
clever lamp only requires 2.5% UV-B within the total spectrum of the lamp.
So, if you were wondering why the ShadeDweller 8w lamp has 7% UV-B and ShadeDweller-Max
only 2.5% UV-B, to achieve a very similar result, then this is your answer, the
lamp itself is more powerful over the whole spectrum of the lamp, so to reach
optimal UVI at the target distance the % if UV-B is reduced, the resulting UVI
however is very similar in both cases.
ShadeDweller-Max is suitable for use with almost all species
of snake within their own UVI requirements and distance to basking. Please
check the Arcadia РІР‚Вlighting guideРІР‚в„ў for more detail. ShadeDweller-Max is suitable for
use with Royal/ball pythons and other pythons species, corn snakes, king
snakes, milk snakes, rat snakes and other colubridРІР‚в„ўs, garter snakes, hognose
snakes, Boas, mangrove snakes etc. - 2.5% UVB for the synthesis of vitamin D3 - Suitable for ShadeDwellers and partial basking species kept in larger enclosures - Produces a targeted flood of UV enabling the keeper to set a Photo-gradient - Full Spectrum lamp / 12% UV-A / 2.5 UVB