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hi, where does one place a digital thermostat reader and also digital Heating Thermostat sensor ( instead of a thermacube), in order to gauge and control the temperatures inside a boxed up palm. Is it better to have the temperatures measured on the ground or nearer to the crown of the palm.  many thanks.

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If you look at the very first picture in this thread you'll see how I do mine.  It should also be placed as the thermocube on the non-sun side to avoid false readings.  I use a thermocube - 1 on each palm so I can't answer your second question.  The protection temps will vary on each palm so ideally a temp sensor needs to be in the crown of each palm under the protection but slightly away from the lights/heat. 

 

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On 10/21/2022 at 6:51 PM, Allen said:

If you look at the very first picture in this thread you'll see how I do mine.  It should also be placed as the thermocube on the non-sun side to avoid false readings.  I use a thermocube - 1 on each palm so I can't answer your second question.  The protection temps will vary on each palm so ideally a temp sensor needs to be in the crown of each palm under the protection but slightly away from the lights/heat. 

 

Thanks. this helps a lot. I will keep temperatures senors at the crown and away from the lights.

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