Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby Durban Keeper » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:08 pm

Decided to build a hatchling rack to match the one we recently built for my breeding adults. It holds 60 tubs & Is fully heated. I'm very pleased with the end result...

Found these amazing tubs, such a perfect size!
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Got the ball rolling.
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Installed heating.
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The end result.
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Thanks for looking.
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby Fooble » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:19 pm

Nicely Done.
Really like the uniformity you have got going there.
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby Mehelya » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:56 pm

That looks really good! Nice, clean work! Awesome stuff DK!
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby shadowfoot » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:30 pm

Nice rack, lol.
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby Westley Price » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:17 am

Very neat and well built!

How does this rack do with humidity? I guess is you seal the joints with silicone, it will live forever.

Now, where do I place my order?
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby kfc223 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:18 am

Amazing stuff dean!
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby snake kid » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:22 am

Well done You did a great job. What size tubs are you using?
3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
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1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby hunter1 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:00 am

Very nice Dean, weldone.
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby Mitton » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:57 am

That looks great Dean, those tubs are really cool.

Maybe Westley and I can share shipping on our orders? :lol:
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby Durban Keeper » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:30 pm

Thank you guys! Uniformity is what I was aiming to achieve Tyrone! Wesley, you get a product called woodfiller, which seals the edges nicely, otherwise like you said, silicone gets the job done aswell. Snake kid the tubs are 340mm by 25mm, most small colubrids can probably live in there till about 2 years of age I recon.

I'll take orders the day I have space & don't need to build these things in my kombuis! lol

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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby Fooble » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:55 pm

It's great having all the racks look the same.

One thing Dean for your next build, on the back your racks what i do is cut a channel down the length of the Side piece
And lay the cable in the channel shown by the green (pink shows where the channels would be cut)

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Just a thought makes the end result nice and neat. ( not that yours is messy).
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby Durban Keeper » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:46 pm

The reason I did it this way is that if something goes wrong with the heat wire, I just screw off the macenite backboard & replacing the cable is a dead easy job. Thanks for the awesome drawing to illustrate your point!
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby Fooble » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:53 pm

Dean you're a clever guy!
My drawing i did in Autocad of course ;)
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby Unforgiven » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:04 pm

Keen to see what will be going in these tubs :D
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Re: Colubrid Hatchling Rack.

Postby Durban Keeper » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:34 pm

Ill post up pics once all eggs have hatched!
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