I'm dry testing "kids" terrarium for my future boa imperator. I used heat mat on the side to convert conductive heat transfer into more of a radiant one and slow down heating and cooling. Seems to work good, I'll check tomorrow when my remote thermometer finally arrive.
My problem is that on the cold end I'm consistently getting 22°C ≈ 71 F with heat pad on and basking light off.
I haven't add drain layer and substrate yet, because if I should mount an additional heating mat under the terrarium, I'd rather do it now. I also considered a cover with very weak heating bulbs (black of course) etc
But the point is – maybe it is warm enough? Especially for a nighttime temperature?