This is an ideal species for someone with an air conditioned room or a cool basement that this species can spend the warmer months in. Although I've never exposed mine to high enough temperatures to find out, they are reported to parish in temperatures in the mid-80s or higher. The reptile room I house mine in stays from about 75 to 79F and at those temperatures I have never needed to provide extra heat. I take them off feed for a couple of weeks in the winter and provide a 2-3 week cooling down into the 50s. I keep them on damp but not wet cypress mulch with a hide box, and a 16oz cup inserted into a 4" PVC piece for stability once they get large enough to spill 8oz deli cups. Some will feed on f/t day old pinks from the start, while others require live pinks. Once they get going, this species feeds very aggressively and is quite hardy if kept at appropriate temperatures. An egg box is likely not needed as I simply collect the eggs directly off the moist cypress without issue.