Hi there! I recently posted a thread regarding adopting my first snake - of which I finally took the plunge today! I picked up a baby corn from a local animal store. They provided some good advice - and sent me home with a small plastic 'lunch box' and a heating mat for the little guy. When I enquired about a thermostat, they claimed that they had none in stock, but did not see it as a necessity. I'm not so sure? Right now, Crowley is set up in his original 'lunch box', with a coconut hide, bedding and water dish. I placed the heat mat under half of it to form a warm and cool side. I additionally bought a larger, plastic vivarium and additional bedding. However, when I brought him home, I noticed that a lot of condensation has formed in his tub. Is this normal? If not, how do I reduce it? Also, does he need a thermostat at this stage? Part of me thinks he will do - I don't want him to cook, or freeze, after all! And can you recommend any? I can't really think of a place where the wire would fit in his current setup. Once he's more settled, I'm hoping to transfer him to the larger, better ventilated plastic tub - although that has small plastic feet, so will a heat mat work if placed beneath it, considering it will form a small gap? Hoping some of you lovely people can offer me advice and help clear up any confusion!