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Old 30-10-2012, 02:30 PM
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Thanks, but it's a matter of preference really. The infra-red ones, by the time you've opened the viv door, moved the hide etc, are going to read lower than they should because the heat escapes as soon as the door is opened. The digital ones I have are fine, I've tested them in my fridge etc they all read the same as each other
You should test them in boiling water you will get a more accurate reading that way, infrared guns measure hotspots not ambient so it doesnt matter if some of the warm air escapes as you will have a good ambient anyway if the hopspot(s) are correct.
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You should test them in boiling water you will get a more accurate reading that way, infrared guns measure hotspots not ambient so it doesnt matter if some of the warm air escapes as you will have a good ambient anyway if the hopspot(s) are correct.
I will probably get one at some point, but they won't replace the digital ones, just work in harmony with them
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If you don't use a hygrometer don't assume room humidity will be ok,
also if you do use a cheap hygrometer dont assume its giving a correct reading
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also if you do use a cheap hygrometer dont assume its giving a correct reading
Haha also true, these are my 2nd lot of dual temp and humidity meters, the 1st lot were shocking, I do believe these ones though and they even went up a few months ago when we had that really humid weather, the snakes were playing up and the humidity went through the roof. It helps if you're around quite a bit when you're stting the vivs up (mine are in the front room and it was the Summer holidays) as you can see if they read what they should be reading
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Very nice thread
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Thanks for this mstypical, very useful. I hadn't realised how much higher the temps under the hot hide can get but will be double checking these now. And I'd noticed the low humidity rather than it being 'room humidity' - thought it was just me!
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Thanks for this mstypical, very useful. I hadn't realised how much higher the temps under the hot hide can get but will be double checking these now. And I'd noticed the low humidity rather than it being 'room humidity' - thought it was just me!
No not just you! I suspect some of the people who say 'room humidity' actually don't measure their humidity Yeah the whole point really was to show how much warmer it actually is inside the hides. Even the biggest cave that Exo Terra make, hold heat inside, it's not just small ones. My boa has a large cave and she just prefers the cool end. Hers is 2C less than the royal too
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thanks great read!
No problem, hope it helped
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