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Fire Book By John Couteney Smith


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 This book is focused on ectotherms of course, but we also take a journey into the core function of photosynthesis in plants and the role and certain limitations of LEDs in the modern day hobby. We also cover how lamps actually work, advances and limitations to tech and then how to fit the most appropriate system in order to cater for the core needs of a species. We have also included a shortened version of our online hugely popular online ‘lighting guide’, covering some of the most popular species. A full version of this guide is found here and covers 140+ species,




This brand new hardback book is the first in a new 4 part series.

It is aimed at keepers who want to be able to learn how the sun works, how this has an impact on all life and then how to replicate this within captive care.

Did you know that light is as much a part of reptile and amphibian nutrition as water and food?

Understand the importance of infrared and how UV-B is converted to usable vitamin D3. Learn about plants, their interaction with light and how LEDS allow plants to grow.

All of this and more is clearly laid out in this groundbreaking new book. See your own animals thrive in your care.

This easy-to-understand, 201 page guide is the first in a brand new series.

It will explain everything that you need to know to go on to further investigate and understand ‘overall nutrition’. while expanding on the ‘Theory of Wild Re-Creation™’ Topics covered include: how the sun provides us with energy; how lamps work, UV, infrared, light meters, LEDs, PAR, PUR, CRI, Kelvin, habitats, ‘Light & Shade’, MBD, basking and much more. This book now contains a version of our all new ‘Lighting guide’ which shows each keeper exactly which lamp is needed per species in their size enclosure.

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  1. Fantastic up to date info. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th May 2019

    This book has some fantastic info that is all up to date, is hard to find good books that have to do with reptiles that isn’t old irrelevant or disproven info. John goes above and beyond to explain the evolution of these things in captivity and also the reasons behind them. While also making it clear that some things we still don’t know for sure. I love Johns ability to educate and also captivate audiences with his writing style. Only thing I would ask is for more pictures of your beautiful reptiles in the book haha.

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