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Hey, I bought a thermometer to test my room to see if it is warm enough for my praying mantis and to see if it lines up with the other thermometer/hydrometer that I have. the thing is is that there is expensive and cheap thermometers on ebay, the two I have are only like £3-4 and I'm worried that they are inaccurate.


do you use cheap thermometers, expensive ones?


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Those eBay little digital ones with the probe? I have two in my corn snake viv and two in my python viv.

Each viv runs on a Evo stat, which are £95ish each and display the temperature it actually is aswell as the temperature i require. If i place the probes directly next to each other, they display the same temperature within 0.1°C of each other.

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Those eBay little digital ones with the probe? I have two in my corn snake viv and two in my python viv.

Each viv runs on a Evo stat, which are £95ish each and display the temperature it actually is aswell as the temperature i require. If i place the probes directly next to each other, they display the same temperature within 0.1°C of each other.

Hope this helps


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The ones I brought have not got a prob as they are just use to measure the room temps.



It's cool to see that it can't be too inaccurate then.



Also If I needed a heat lamp for a insect would it need to be 100% on a thermostat? I was thinking that if I use a lamp stand that I could lift it away from the tank so I can get the perfect temp without it overheating it might be okay?
 

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Any similar to these are fairly accurate ..

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Any similar to these below are completely useless



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I know they are cool but are they only good for measuring surface temperatures like under a heat bulb? but a normal digital one is good for measuring ambient temps?


Well the digital temp guns are fabulous for checking all surface temps randomly... sorry can’t speak for yours without seeing a photo ..

If you can’t upload a photo post a link one of yours on a webpage ..


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Haven't got one sorry just wondering how they are used but this is the thermometer I have bought https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Digital-...var=472667518643&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2648 :2thumb:


Well those are more accurate than the circular, stick on ones I showed above BUT they will ONLY show the ambient air temps which are not as crucial as the warm end surface temps .

The warm end surface temps could be burning hot but not even register on that one ..

You need one of those with a wired probe like the one in my photo

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Well those are more accurate than the circular, stick on ones I showed above BUT they will ONLY show the ambient air temps which are not as crucial as the warm end surface temps .

The warm end surface temps could be burning hot but not even register on that one ..

You need one of those with a wired probe like the one in my photo

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Ok no worries I understand. I'm only trying to measure the ambient room temp of my room for my praying mantis and she doesn't need any additional heating. So it's not like I need to worry about a different heat lamp or anything. Why would I need one with a prob on it?
 

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Ok no worries I understand. I'm only trying to measure the ambient room temp of my room for my praying mantis and she doesn't need any additional heating. So it's not like I need to worry about a different heat lamp or anything. Why would I need one with a prob on it?


Soz . Presumed it was for a snake :)
Just read your last post ..


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Ok no worries I understand. I'm only trying to measure the ambient room temp of my room for my praying mantis and she doesn't need any additional heating. So it's not like I need to worry about a different heat lamp or anything. Why would I need one with a prob on it?


Soz . Presumed it was for a snake

Just read your last post ..


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Hahaha no worries 😂
 
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