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where do most people put there probes for there heat mats.

  • in side the tub by the mat for the hot spot

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  • out side the tub resting on the mat for the hot spot

    Votes: 4 30.8%
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I put the probe on the surface of the substrate where the animal basks.
There's no point measuring the temp where the animal isn't going to be IMO.
 

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I place the stat probe sensor side down on a black strip in the center of the heat mat. The digital thermometer probe is on the substrate and shows that the temps are spot on, hot and cool end. (heat mat is outside of the tubs)

Only reason I put the mat stat directly onto the heat mat is because my snakes very often burrow and I wouldn't wanna risk the bottom of the tubs which is over the mat being overly hot because the mat sensor is only picking up the temp on top of the substrate.
 

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Hi, i haven't replied to your pm purely because the info is better on here for all to see.

The probes will be fine if pee'd or poo'd on and are able to withstand humidity.
 
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