Go with which one...hummm

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TommyVT05, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California

    I just bought a digi thermo and humidity gauge to use but when I compared it to the non-digital humidity gauge that they sell at Petco in the reptile's section, they are very different. The two are 20% apart.

    The mercury version of the thermo and the digital thermo has the exact temperate night or day. However, for example, the digital hum. would read 50% while the spring/coiled (non-digi) version reads 70%. Since the difference between the two is so high, the avg. wouldn't be right anyhow...so I am better off relying on which one now?

    * The digital has been on for 24 hours so the system should be pretty accurate in the reading now. *


    - Tommy
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I went ahead and bought the wet bulb thermometer and I also have the round spring coil temp & humidity gauges from petsmart. Cost all of $6 and they read the same as the wet bulb. I took my flukers digital ones out they kept giving me different reading.
  3. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Oh...so from your experience, its better with the non-digital one?

    - Tommy
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    From my experience, analog thermometers are more accurate unless you shell out the big bucks for a certified or really nice digital one that contains quality components. Too many digitial pieces of "junk" are being made with high tolerance parts so the error propagates though the device.

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