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Originally Posted by Danster1001 View Post


I have a separate hydrogometer which has proved to be quite accurate on my first incubation over the last 4weeks
I may buy another to make sure, it's reading 60% but there is no water in the incubator, it's bran new

I would highly suggest running the salt test on the hygrometer. They do loose accuracy and brand new doesn't mean anything. My brand new thermometer ended up being 6 degrees off! Cost me my very first hatch. :-(

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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by AmyLynn2374 View Post

I would highly suggest running the salt test on the hygrometer. They do loose accuracy and brand new doesn't mean anything. My brand new thermometer ended up being 6 degrees off! Cost me my very first hatch. :-(
Salt test ???
My thermometer/hygrometer isn't new the incubator is that's why I can't understand the humidity is 60%+
I will invest in another hygrometer/thermometer I reckon from tescos 👍🏼
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Danster1001 View Post


Salt test ???
My thermometer/hygrometer isn't new the incubator is that's why I can't understand the humidity is 60%+
I will invest in another hygrometer/thermometer I reckon from tescos 👍🏼

Yes, you can do a salt test on it to check it's accuracy and see if and how far off it is.  The salt test is supposed to be the accurate wy to test.

http://www.cigarsinternational.com/cigar-101/article/29/salt-test

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post #14 of 15

i have the same incubator and it does the same thing. add little bit of water n humidity goes to 99%

post #15 of 15

The probe is only reading the temp. inside incubator. the humidity is read from back of unit.

if u unplug the probe and place unit inside,  will see the RH. of the Incubator.

It happened to me> I could not get the Humidity up. Then it hit me. I blew on the back of the temp and humidity reader and the numbers increased with my warm breath.

:barnie then I thought holly crap I've been drowning the eggs for 10 days. I placed unit inside and the RH was at 95%.

I dumped the water and started from scratch.

readings were then true.:fl THE AIR SACS THEN BEGAN TO DEVELOP.

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