Anybody have any ideas on what kind of bulb, either fluorescent or incandescent, will best "bring out" the irridescence and color of a snake? Not for heat at all, just a "show" light.
Roger
Anybody have any ideas on what kind of bulb, either fluorescent or incandescent, will best "bring out" the irridescence and color of a snake? Not for heat at all, just a "show" light.

Compact flourescent? They do amazing things for aquaria.

fr0glet
Anybody have any ideas on what kind of bulb, either fluorescent or incandescent, will best "bring out" the irridescence and color of a snake? Not for heat at all, just a "show" light.

Incandescents tend to lack the blue end of the spectrum, so thay are not the best for display. Fluorescents have that flicker. I like the color of mercury vapor bulbs for display purposes, although these can be a bit too blue. A combination of halogens and mercury vapor bulbs might work, or you could try metal halide bulbs. Be careful not to overheat your enclosure with any of these, though, as they tend to be rather high powered.

Luke

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Anybody have any ideas on what kind of bulb, either fluorescent or incandescent, will best "bring out" the irridescence and color of a snake? Not for heat at all, just a "show" light. Roger

One of the BEST lights I have found for "bringing out the color" are JBJ 65 watt 6500 or JBJ 24 watt 6500 kelvin bulbs.
I use these on my Dumeril's, Chondro's, and Amazons and the colors really come out!
~Wade
One of the BEST lights I have found for "bringing out the color" are JBJ 65 watt 6500 or JBJ 24 watt 6500 kelvin bulbs.

Thanks again Wade!
Pardon my lack of knowledge on these, but are they fluorescent? And where would I be apt to find them?
Roger
One of the BEST lights I have found for "bringing out the color" are JBJ 65 watt 6500 or JBJ 24 watt 6500 kelvin bulbs.

Thanks again Wade! Pardon my lack of knowledge on these, but are they fluorescent? And where would I be apt to find them? Roger

They are actually a "Grow Light" (more like a full-spectrum) that is used by aquarium hobbyists in maintaining plant growth in aquatic environments. You should be able to find them in larger pet stores that sell fish supplies.

~Wade