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Im so confused because the thermometer say 94.5 and the digital say 101. Currently saying 35% humidity. It has been on for 2 hours

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Since you are a newbie, whenever you have a doubt or not sure. Here is the best place to ask and get informed.

 

A month ago i was in your shoes but there were alot of nice users here to help me out. Youtube is also a good way to see alot of ways.

 

Here was my 1st candling. Today i would of done it diferently. But hey. Live and learn.

 

https://youtu.be/geDawrlfxn8

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Im so confused because the thermometer say 94.5 and the digital say 101. Currently saying 35% humidity. It has been on for 2 hours

If you have a glass thermometer, get a glass half fill it with ice then add cold water. Give it a couple minutes to come to temp. Put the glass thermometer in the cup. It should read out at 32F. If it does you know it's accurate, if not make a note how far off it is and add or subtract that to future readings. No you have a thermometer to go by. Use that thermometer to check against others to determine their accuracy.  

 

As for hygrometer there is the salt test: http://www.cigarsinternational.com/cigar-101/article/29/salt-test


Edited by AmyLynn2374 - 11/4/15 at 8:42am

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

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post #14 of 16
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I am doing the test on the thermometer now- The incubator  reads 102 but when I open it...it feels warm but not hot Should I hurry and return it? The fact that it was missing a candler makes me wonder if it was returned. My eggs should get here around 1 pacific standard time.

post #15 of 16
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So it went completely down to the glass ball which I assume is 32F. The humidity hasn't moved- I filled the water wells. I need to go buy the thing to gauge that. Should I just return the whole thing? Does it need to be on a full day to settle? The water was just put in it this morning and has raised roughly 10 degrees in humidity 


Edited by Goatmama123 - 11/4/15 at 9:20am
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IMO, you should have it running at temp for a full 24 hours before putting eggs in.  If you have not read "hatching eggs 101"  please do.  It will tell you how to calibrate a thermometer.  "Going down to the ball" tells you nothing.  I like to calibrate my thermometers (the ones that can be immersed in liquid) in a cup of water with a known accurate medical thermometer.  They're guaranteed to be accurate to +/- .2 degrees.  I place that in a cup of water that's about 100*, and add my thermometers that I'm checking.

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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