Originally Posted by WVduckchick
I'm not really a biter...
Seriously, it really depends on how much you want to hatch, and how much you can baby-sit it. This is all hear-say, so take it for what its worth. Many say that the styrofoam ones are hard to clean, sanitize, etc, but my sister-in-law has 2 and swears by them (in a good way! lol) They can be touchy to keep on steady temps, humidity, etc, but many people do fine with them.
Invest in additional thermometers and hygrometers though! And verify them for accuracy!
Xs 2 all of this! I played with a styro before i found my brinsea, ill never look back. A friend who i got it from can hatch from the styro, i couldnt: it heat spiked and fried my duck eggs
Originally Posted by Brat Flock
I have 2 1588s one with a Turner and one older one for hatching. I like them and have had pretty good luck. The only problem I have is keeping the humidity up. I purchased a Brinsea with a humidity pump but not sure it was worth the cost yet as I haven't used it for a hatch yet
No kidding you did yourself a huge favor, is it the Octogon 20? I have the 40 i found it on my local CList, and its amazing, have fun, report how much you love it!