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Old 08-09-03, 03:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Too Hot

I found out recently that I had been keeping my enclosure too hot, around 100 F on the basking side . I was using those cheap thermometers you stick to the inside of the cage. I now realise that the center of where the light is shinning is the hottest. I now use probe thermometers and they are fantastic! I can measue the temp in the center of where the light is shinning. I suggest that no one uses the ones you stick on the wall and I am lucky my animal never got burned.

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Old 08-09-03, 07:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice. It comes in handy as I am working on a new cabinet & will be after thermometers for it quite soon.
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when you say stick on do you mean the flat long ones that stick directly themselves? or the round dial ones that have the double sided tape on the back
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definatly pick up a digital IN/OUT digital thermometer from the garden section at zellers, you can get them for like 12$ there.. and they are like 95% accurate and having the small probe you can stick it anywhere you want :P
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Will do, Jeff. Thanks.
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anywhere i want eh? (sorry, i apologise)..

but seriously..i should look into getting one..do they have the ones with multiple probes so i could use it in 2 different enclosures?
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Do they also sel the ones that tell the humidy at Zellers?
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I never would have even thought to look at Zellers. Thanks Jeff.
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LOL RaVeNo88o - I was thinking the EXACT same thing as I read Jeff's post! Boy, we are bad! Jeff - thanks for directing us to a place where we can buy these probes.... I'm wondering where in the U.S. I would find them.... I'll look around!
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Old 08-10-03, 08:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I picked some up at Radio Shack, I've seen them in the U.S.
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For gauges radio shack has a nice one(digital) though expensive that can be expanded to 3 or 6 units(I believe it comes with 2) and I think gives high/low and humidity readings. Raytek sells great temp guns.
 
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I got mine at wal-mart- in, out but not at the same time for 9.00.

I also have a couple of the 4 in ones: Time, In, Out and Humidity
The great thing about these is that they have a memory and tell you at what time the Hi's and low are. I just move it from enclosure to enclosure... about 30.00


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Old 08-10-03, 01:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Wonderful ! I love Wal-Mart !! I'm checking for them there as well as Zellers next time I'm in town. Thanks for the tips everyone.
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