Author Archive | Gary Rolfe

which ferguson zone is a bearded dragon

Which Ferguson Zone are Bearded Dragons?

Bearded Dragons are Ferguson Zone 3 Originating from Australia, Bearded Dragons thermoregulate as open sun baskers exposing themselves to a UV Index of 2.9 – 7.4 during the day. They are at the upper end of Ferguson Zone 3 and may cross over into zone 4. What are Ferguson Zones? We know that recreating the […]


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Zoo Med Naturalistic Flora

Zoo Med Naturalistic Flora – Finally Great Looking Artificial Plants!

This new Zoo Med line of artificial plants for terrariums that provide the look of real plants without the hassle. They’re water resistant and come with a sturdy root stake to secure them into your substrate. There’s several to choose from: Fireball Bromeliad, Chestnut Bromeliad, Lace Fern, Sword Fern, Tillandsia Air Plant, Staghorn Fern, or […]


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Reptile Systems Insect Food

Reptile Systems Insect Food – Advanced Gut Loading of Reptile Livefood

The following piece was written for us by Reptile Systems in response to us asking what makes Reptile Systems Insect Food better than any other insect foods on the market. It’s safe to say that Insect Food is seriously good stuff, after reading the following, we’re sure you’ll agree! This insect food should form the […]


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Is This the Best Reptile Basking Spot Bulb in the World?

Reptile basking spot bulbs have been adapted, over time, from what was originally designed as an incandescent household lamp for illumination. The heat produced being is a by-product from the vast heat of the filament producing bright white light. Reptile Systems wanted to create a lamp that not only produces a visually pleasing light but […]


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reptile systems new dawn proten

Reptile Systems New Dawn Proten LED Bars

Reptile Systems New Dawn Proten LED was not designed from scratch like many of their other lighting products, as it uses many parts from the very successful Aquarium Systems Proten LED range. This range consists of two different colours in six different sizes. The New Dawn Proten has all the high-tech features of its aquatic […]


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Dr Ferguson Zoo Med Interview

A Conversation With the Creator of Ferguson Zones Dr. Gary Ferguson

Zoo Med Laboratories recently released an interesting interview with the creator of Ferguson Zones, Dr. Gary Ferguson. Dr. Ferguson conducted many experiments to help further the understanding of the importance of UVB lighting versus vitamin D supplementation. The results of which are fundamental in how we care for our reptiles today. Ferguson Zones are basically […]


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Reptile Systems New Dawn Compact LED Bulbs

This traditional type of E27 LED unit has been around for a very long time and was popularised by a company that manufactured LEDs for general lighting before tailoring it for hydroponic plant growing. It also made it into the aquatic market in late 2013, appearing in some popular plug and play aquariums. The New […]


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