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PostSubject: Where to put my hygrometer?   12/22/2009, 5:43 pm

Bought a cheap exo-terra hygrometer and was wondering where to put it. Up high, next to his burrow? I know they aren't supposed to be accurate but it was cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   12/22/2009, 5:49 pm

wherever, i made the dumb move and bought one too
basically, if the soil is moist, not wet, your scorp is good
but yeah, just put it where he is the most
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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   12/22/2009, 6:00 pm

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   12/24/2009, 9:30 am

i put mine in the top corner of her tank and her tank is always nice and moist but my hygrometer always says it like 60-70% is it really that inaccurate??
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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   3/1/2010, 2:53 pm

i bought one of those newer more expensive hygrometers. its from zilla and its a hygrometer and a thermometer built into one. i dont know how accurate it is but i keep it away from the heat lamp and in the top corner.. i would think its accurate cause when it dries out the humidity goes down to like 60% then when i pour water into the substrate, it goes back up to 80%. i guess just try to keep water away from the hygrometer like when u spray water into ur tank try not to spray it at the hygrometer..
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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   3/1/2010, 4:02 pm

I also put mine in top ,because the humidity tend to raise up from the Buttom ,but when i buy a new one i use to wrap some wet clothes around it and let it be for a Half hour or so ,then it should say 100% ,dont really know if this help , but was a trick i once Got for getting more accurate mesuaeres .anyhow i just use mine A's a guideline -even my l.mucronatus are doing Well when just giving water every 3-4 Day ,keeping the hygrometer swinning between 60-75 %. So i dont believe to much in Them ,
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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   3/1/2010, 5:21 pm

i have the cheap little exo terra hygrometer and thermometer, and i set them at the top,dead center of the tank and they work out alright...
but it might also be that none of you guys live in a warm climate state like i do
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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   3/2/2010, 11:58 am

michaelll wrote:
I also put mine in top ,because the humidity tend to raise up from the Buttom ,but when i buy a new one i use to wrap some wet clothes around it and let it be for a Half hour or so ,then it should say 100% ,

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He is right, this is how you calibrate a hygrometer It should be done every 3 weeks to a month to keep it reading decently accurate.
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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   3/6/2010, 4:29 pm

How did I never see this thread?

The best place to put your hygrometer is in the garbage can.

/discussion.

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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   3/6/2010, 5:05 pm

well than whats a good way to check and assure good humidity levels?
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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   3/6/2010, 5:07 pm

Just pour some water onto the substrate so that it is damp, not soaking and that should give you about 80%-90% Smile

Assuming its coco fibre and a sp that requires decent humidity
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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   3/6/2010, 5:11 pm

lol what if you like to know for sure?
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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   3/6/2010, 5:20 pm

If you like to know for sure, get an aquarium, where you know it's always 100%.

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PostSubject: Re: Where to put my hygrometer?   3/6/2010, 5:34 pm

im not putting a scorpion in so many gallons of water...
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