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    Ok so currently I have my thermostat probe placed directly on the heat source on the 3rd lowest shelf and I can get the temps dialed in good enough for nearly all shelves even tho heat rises an higher shelves are warmer. My issue is once I moisten the paper towel it cools down my thermometer probe I have taped to the bottom of the tub under the paper towel, with my heat gun it shows that the thermometer is showing the right temp even on top of the paper towel but as the paper towel drys it gets warmer then I want. Advice please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geopard Lecko View Post
    Ok so currently I have my thermostat probe placed directly on the heat source on the 3rd lowest shelf and I can get the temps dialed in good enough for nearly all shelves even tho heat rises an higher shelves are warmer. My issue is once I moisten the paper towel it cools down my thermometer probe I have taped to the bottom of the tub under the paper towel, with my heat gun it shows that the thermometer is showing the right temp even on top of the paper towel but as the paper towel drys it gets warmer then I want. Advice please!

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    So you're seeing 2 different temps after you moisten the paper towels: thermostat probe and temp gun (and Zoo Med's digital thermometer probe)? What is your thermostat set for?

    Is there a significant temp drop after you moisten the paper towel substrate? Is the temp still between 88-92*F?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    So you're seeing 2 different temps after you moisten the paper towels: thermostat probe and temp gun (and Zoo Med's digital thermometer probe)? What is your thermostat set for?

    Is there a significant temp drop after you moisten the paper towel substrate? Is the temp still between 88-92*F?
    Yeah the temps drop when i moisten the paper towel usually low to mid 80s an works it's way up. Thermostat set for 94 an tubs will reach 94 if paper towel drys out. If i set it lower then post mositen temps are lower.
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    i think i got it figured out, i just need to not pay attention to the tubs with dry paper towels lol
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    You could also move the probe so it's not near the paper towels that are getting misted.

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