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New Dawn: Innovative Plant Growing LEDs by Reptile Systems

LEDs have come a very long way since their original concept in the early 1900s. They have been used for every type of lighting application from standby lights on electrical appliances to high-tech headlights for cars and every other conceivable use in between. The commercial application for growing crops and plants indoors, or in hostile […]


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The BIG Cricket Debate… Again

This blog has been republished from original content created at The Reptile Networks by Peter Hawkins. I’m getting a little annoyed at the number of people trying to turn people off crickets as feeders in my Facebook groups. It will kinda go like this…. Member: “how do you people keep your crickets?” Other members: “switch to dubia. […]


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How to Use Mercury Vapour Lamps for Reptiles

Mercury vapour lamps have been around for many years, originally used in the automotive industry where the UV was to dry certain types of paint efficiently. These lamps were first brought into the reptile world after a reptile rescue centre realised how poor the UV lamps that were on offer and developed the grandfather of […]


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Why Is Feeder Variety Important?

This blog has been republished from original content created at The Reptile Networks by Peter Hawkins. Mealworms, and that was it. Just mealworms. You may hear my bang on about livefood variety in my posts, articles, and Facebook groups. And I’m sure many just roll their eyes and scoff at my droning on about the […]


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An Introduction to the Reptile Systems Company

To understand the passion and drive behind the Reptile Systems brand it may help to look back at their pedigree. To the casual observer, Reptile Systems burst onto the scene in August 2017, leapfrogging many established brands, in both quality and value. Reptile Systems are part of a group of companies belonging to Aquarium Systems. […]


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Hermanns tortoise

Tortoise Vivarium or Tortoise Table?

One of the oldest and fiercest debates within the reptile keeping community has been on the type of enclosure best suited to European tortoises. Many online resources will favour the tortoise table while we, for the most part, have advised wooden vivariums. Both enclosures have their pro’s and con’s and awkwardly there will be some […]


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Which Dried Tortoise Diet Should I Use?

Tortoises are a brilliant choice of pet for people who want a reptile but don’t want to have to worry about live food. There are many many species of tortoise that will live happily on a herbivorous diet as long as they have a good choice of vegetation, plenty of fibre and good supplements. The […]


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