Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Online Users: 672

2 members and 670 guests
Most users ever online was 6,337, 01-24-2020 at 03:30 AM.

» Today's Birthdays

» Stats

Members: 73,224
Threads: 247,137
Posts: 2,559,065
Top Poster: JLC (31,651)
Welcome to our newest member, Jarrodbrooks87
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts

    What thermometer/hygrometer do you guys like?

    I've been using the AcuRite ones that are able to be calibrated for a couple of years now that cost about $13. I set them using the salt/water method and they've kept on ticking for me forever. However, I have found they tend to drift from their settings. I don't know if it's the nature of the beast, or the fact that the snakes knock them over sometimes and they get clumps of substrate in the openings where I'm guessing the sensors are. I can't rely on something that says 80% humidity for a high humidity snake, and I occasionally put another unit in right next to it and it reads only 55%.

    I emailed Adam at Wicken's Wicked Reptiles because I noticed in some of his videos he uses a different type than I do. He linked me to an Amazon listing where you can get a 2 pack of Govee units for $25, so they're about the same price. In a q/a on the listing, someone asked if they can be calibrated. They replied they're set from the factory to within 3% but in the app there is supposed to be an option to calibrate. The bonus is they are bluetooth, so I can just check my phone (assuming I can read multiple units from the same app) from my bedroom or whatever and know what all the snake's enclosures are like.

    Just curious if anyone has any input on what they like or ways to keep mine more accurate?

  2. #2
    BPnet Lifer dakski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Thanked 9,074 Times in 3,672 Posts
    Images: 134

    Re: What thermometer/hygrometer do you guys like?

    When I first got my boaphile tanks, I used SensorPush Sensors and the app for the phone with them. They worked great. The batteries last two years and by the time the batteries died, I didn't replace them. I know my tanks well and I rely on an IR temp gun for temps and a basic humidity gauge for humidity when needed.

    I swear by my IR temp gun(s) and remember, ground temp is where it's at. If I want to know ambient temp, I hit the back wall in the middle of the tank or a hide, etc.

  3. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to dakski For This Useful Post:

    GoingPostal (08-17-2022),Homebody (08-17-2022)

  4. #3
    BPnet Veteran Homebody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jersey City, NJ
    Thanked 745 Times in 416 Posts
    Images: 22

    Re: What thermometer/hygrometer do you guys like?

    I use an AcuRite. I haven't had any problems. Before I got the AcuRite I used an Exo Terra LED Rept-O-Meter Digital Combination Thermometer/Hygrometer. It also worked well until the probe fell in the water. After that, the thermometer still worked but the hydrometer didn't.
    1.0 Normal Ball Python (2019 - 2021)
    1.0 Normal Children's Python (2022 - present)

  5. #4
    Registered User Animallover3541's Avatar
    Join Date
    Thanked 52 Times in 19 Posts
    Images: 1

    Re: What thermometer/hygrometer do you guys like?

    I got two a couple years ago and the one I have left (one of them up and disappeared) still hanging on and they are relatively accurate. If you want a budget option this is a good choice.

    I've bought some more expensive ones that are supposed to be better and I've noticed little or even more negative results compared to these.
    1.0.0 Redstripe BP
    0.1.0 T. d. elegans
    0.0.2 O. ornatus "Gold"
    0.1.0 Fawn English Angora Rabbit

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Animallover3541 For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (08-18-2022),Homebody (08-18-2022)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1