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Heating problem

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Fishforbass23, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Fishforbass23

    Fishforbass23 Arachnopeon Active Member

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    So i ordered a UTH and a temp controller and when i plugged the uth in the controller the heat pad wouldn't heat up. But when i plugged it into the wall it worked. The heat mat shouldn't overheat or anything right or will the scorps be ok with temps ranging from 80-90s degrees or do they need a whole lot of heat
     
  2. FrankiePinchinatti

    FrankiePinchinatti Arachnosquire Active Member

    The controller works on a feedback loop with a few different variables, one of those being the max amount of power sent to the heater. When you plug the UTH into the controller it most likely is heating, just at a very slow rate. Try plugging it all in and leaving it for a few hours.

    Temps in the 80-90s should probably be good, although I'd say keep it in the 80s for most species if you can.
     
  3. Fishforbass23

    Fishforbass23 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Ok I'll try right now its currently plugged i to the another socket and working perfectly then when i plugged into the controller while its still warm it cooled down and never heated back up while plugged into the controller but I'll leave it over night and see if it works

    Also lets say the heat mat stopped working one day and the room temps were about 70-75 would that be ok til i got another one
     
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  4. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Those tempos are fine...right in the range I've kept mine at for years.
     
  5. Fishforbass23

    Fishforbass23 Arachnopeon Active Member

    I left it plugged in the controller for about 6 hours and it still didn't heat
     
  6. darkness975

    darkness975 dream reaper Arachnosupporter

    @Fishforbass23 @cold blood what is the species in question? Some need it a bit warmer than 75; the Arabian species come to mind.
     
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  7. Fishforbass23

    Fishforbass23 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Asian forest scorpion
     
  8. darkness975

    darkness975 dream reaper Arachnosupporter

    75 is "okay" for Heterometrus spp. But it would benefit if you bumped it to 78ish.
     
  9. Fishforbass23

    Fishforbass23 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Well my ASF is supposed to be in by tomorrow or friday but i set up the enclosure yesterday so that could get the temps and humidity right. So far my humidity has been about 70-90% and my temps on the hot side have been about 80-87 and on the cool side about 70-75
     
  10. darkness975

    darkness975 dream reaper Arachnosupporter

    As long as the substrate is moist you don't need to worry about chasing humidity numbers, and the temperature gradient from one side to the other sounds about right.
     
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