Discussion in 'General questions about care.' started by vckums, Jan 23, 2008.
This thread was (and still is) a very helpful one!!! Thank you for creating it, Vckums!!!
Just an FYI because everyone asks me about this gauge ..
This is what I use to save me the time and energy about worrying about analog gauges..
you can get it at walmart for $6.47
Next time I calibrate I will try to remember to take pics. If anyone else remembers whenthey do it I would appreciate the pics.
does it need to be calibratedx?
No, the digital ones don't
i just bought 1 last nite. how accurite is it? Rob saw on package somwhere-i didn't see it- that it might be off by + or - 5%. Is that a big deal?
I'm learning all this new stuff that i didn't know before.
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+/- 5% isn't too bad, although you may want to calibrate it just to know whether it's off by + or by -. So if you see 80% you won't freak out if it's reading high, but if you see 70% you won't freak if it's reading low. You know, just to know which way it's off.
calibrate it even tho its digital?
I've done it to mine; I like knowing exactly where the readings are. Just be careful not to get the humidity sensor wet - I accidentally did that to mine yesterday while wetting down the coconut fiber and it now reads 99% all the time.
I've had those as well, and I calibrate mine too. I have found that they are off but only by a little, and after calibration, I add or subtract degree's accordingly.
how do you know wheere the humidity sensor is since its digital?
Mine is off by 1 degree. The sensor is inside. I think Emma means dont submerge it in water like dropping it in a water dish by accident lol.
Mine gets wet when I mist and it seems pretty resilient so dont worry about a few drops of water.
I have the same kind but I accidentally ripped off the temp sensor while trying to get those suction cups off. Mine don't have a problem with getting wet when I mist either. Nor do My analog ones.
do you sit it in the bottom of cage or clip it to top?
You put it right above where the crabs can reach. You can use some glue or tape but if you use glue (Unless aquarium sealant) than you want to put it above where the crabs can reach. You want to get the reading of what they are feeling. Often the humidity is higher on the bottom than on the top.
i'll use tape
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