Culture Growth Tip: Cheap USB Temperature Logger

Hello good green folks!

One of the main problems new algae farmers run into is excessively high temperatures in the early afternoon, especially during summer months. Since it’s usually not possible to watch the thermometer all day long, I suggest logging the temperature to see how close you are getting to the danger zone (102+F), so you can know how much to turn down your heater. Though I encourage everyone to build their own system (as we have in our lab), this does not have to be expensive or complicated – here is a little waterproof number that will log up to 16,328 reading then dump them to your computer via integrated USB, all for just $59

Let us know how this device works out for you!

From the heart of the chloroplast,
Dr. Baum

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