ok, I will leave the che on at all times for now. According to the thermostat placed on the basking spot today, her temperatures topped out at 101. Sushi spent her first 5.5 hours on that spot. When she moved to the lower rock the thermostat read 96. She spent the rest of the day on the front of the long rock away from the uvb. She moved around a bit, scratching her face on the rock, pancaked and basked. She didn't eat. I don't think I saw her gape. She puffs up her beard and lets the air escape her lips. It looks like she is responding to a sound she heard and not a relaxed opening of her mouth but maybe I'm mistaken. The spot she chose today is not under the uvb and according to the thermostat (I moved it and waited more than 10 minutes) it is currently 88.