SEE BELOW....I already told you if you cant use yer head to find something or make something work, use the smallest well in the bottom, and put a few pennies in the water...... AND READ below!!
KEEPING MOLD and BACTERIAL
from growing in water WELLS during incubation ~
TIPS from the diary thread...........
just a few Copper pennies dropped in the water wells
can prevent bacteria etc. from growing in them!
USE pennies Created BEFORE 1982 thanks to @Sparkypatriot15
Historically, copper has been used as a way to control microbial contamination, including that of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Ancient civilizations including the Aztecs, Greeks and Romans used copper as a topical treatment for skin diseases and wounds, and copper vessels have long been safely used to store water and other foods.
Coins before 1982 were 95+ percent copper according to the U.S. Mint website. It is pennies after 1982 that consist of a copper plated zinc core.
USE DISTILLED WATER
Try to use other methods to add humidity
to the incubator INSTEAD of the wells UNTIL lockdown
add water containers ABOVE in different sizes so you can remove and add as needed
if you have a turner, be creative and find small salad containers with lids cut holes in the tops and fit them into an egg slot so they dont spill and turn with the turner! think out of the box!
A few more TIPS & TRICKS!
Below image is a Simple waterer/suctioner out of aquarium tubing placed through side of incubator and into water wells. Use a Kids medicine syringe to add/suck water without opening or disturbing eggs.
2" funnel & we shoved it into a small piece of 1/4" tubing, a cleat on the inside of the unit (a wide-crown staple or cable staple would work also) to hold the tubing in place.
This way you can add water to the middle of the bator without missing the water troughs and without opening the unit. see below
Surface area of water will increase humidity more so than depth!
If you need a safe boost at lockdown just add a dampened sponge or rag.
NEVER CLOSE VENTS AT LOCKDOWN!
A "ShamWoW" is great as a wick and can hang from the sides or across top of incubator.