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Thermometer probe

Postby DiXX » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:28 am

Hi. I am just wondering where I should put the digital thermometer probe. In the picture you will see it’s level with the basking log. BUT. She never sits on it 🙄 so should I put the probe on the floor of the vivarium where the basking bulb is or should I put it where she actually sits in middle of the vivarium? [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Thermometer probe

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:05 am

I would use a suction cup and stick it to the side of the tank where her basking light is - it will get give you an idea of where temps are at but not an actual temp of her basking spot--- you need a Infrared heat gun to give accurate temps-- you can get them from Walmart or Home Depot for $10
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Re: Thermometer probe

Postby DiXX » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:07 am

Thank You. I have a temp gun but the difference in temps is quite big. I don’t know which is more accurate.
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Re: Thermometer probe

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:10 am

the temp gun is most accurate-- 2" from where you are pointing will give you most accurate
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Re: Thermometer probe

Postby DiXX » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:11 am

Thank you 😊
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Re: Thermometer probe

Postby Gormagon » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:35 am

DiXX wrote:Thank You. I have a temp gun but the difference in temps is quite big. I don’t know which is more accurate.

Where the probe is now will only give you ambient air temperatures. Surface temperatures are going to be much higher. This is why we use the IR heagun, it will give a more accurate reading.
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Re: Thermometer probe

Postby DiXX » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:39 am

Ahh right. She never lays under her basking bulb not even after she’s eaten. Temps are 102-105 basking and 84 cold end and around where she stays is about 92. But she’s digesting her food well maybe I’m worrying about nothing.
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Re: Thermometer probe

Postby Gormagon » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:24 am

DiXX wrote:Ahh right. She never lays under her basking bulb not even after she’s eaten. Temps are 102-105 basking and 84 cold end and around where she stays is about 92. But she’s digesting her food well maybe I’m worrying about nothing.

They tend to know what they need as far as heat goes and, they can be "pretty neurotic" about it as well, lol!
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