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Old 09-06-16, 11:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: First post, first Python zero experience

A temp probe whilst useful is not as essential as a stat. You MUST get a stat as soon as you possibly can-you are endangering the snake whilst ever you don't have one. I don't know about the States buy second hand stats are always coming up for cheap on Facebook groups and ebay so it needn't be a hide financial outlay.

Keep posting us updates and keep asking questions. There's a wealth of experience on here and we're only too happy to help.
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Old 09-07-16, 06:26 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Re: First post, first Python zero experience

If a stat is too expensive right now I have heard of people using light dimmers. =)

Just something to think about.
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Old 09-07-16, 06:42 AM   #18 (permalink)
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If a stat is too expensive right now I have heard of people using light dimmers. =)

Just something to think about.
These give a false sense of safety... Get a massive spike in ambient temps and you could have problems...
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Old 09-07-16, 07:06 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Re: First post, first Python zero experience

And yet, it's better than nothing at all.
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Here is an affordable thermostat.
https://www.amazon.com/MTPRTC-ETL-Ce...mostat+reptile
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Old 09-07-16, 09:10 AM   #21 (permalink)
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You also need to ensure the dimmer is of a suitable specification as there is the potential risk of overheating and even fire if the correct one isn't used. When running mains voltages through things it pays to be careful.

Fully paid up radio amateur geek so have an awareness of such things
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And yet, it's better than nothing at all.
I didn't say it wasn't better than nothing... I was pointing out an issue before the OP encounters it.... Better it said before rather than afterwards when we see another "burn thread"...
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True enough! =D
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yeah i need one of those asap! whats too hot for the UTH?
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nm the care sheets explain that...so basically my probe thermometer was unnecessary and i should have bought a thermostat? i have to go to work and leave him unattended should i unplug the UTH so it doesnt get too hot while im gone?
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Re: First post, first Python zero experience

Yes, better no heat than excessive heat. Also, you can use a temp gun instead of a probe. Then you don't have to worry about the snake moving the probe. =)
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Yes, better no heat than excessive heat. Also, you can use a temp gun instead of a probe. Then you don't have to worry about the snake moving the probe. =)
Gotta agree, that's something every reptile keeper should have... So much more precise for surface temperatures and you can instantly check the temp of anywhere in the Viv. No need to move the probe and wait for temps to re stabilise
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nm the care sheets explain that...so basically my probe thermometer was unnecessary and i should have bought a thermostat? i have to go to work and leave him unattended should i unplug the UTH so it doesnt get too hot while im gone?
It's good to have a thermometer as well to monitor the parameters as well so it's not wasted money by any means.

As you get on you'll acquire a few bits and bobs. Up front some feeding tongues/tweezers are a good idea, a temperature gun as already mentioned and the stat.

Don't need more than that to go with what you've already got...
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I have this book marked. I was actually thinking about grabbing it just to test it. Got here before me.
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Old 09-07-16, 03:45 PM   #30 (permalink)
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yep bought that termostat. primed it itll be here friday. also a humidity gauge. hes was chillin under the hide on the cold side for most of the night and came out for a bit to check out the rest of his tank. im pretty excited!
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