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About 300am I was reading about incubators.Learned something I did not know,they said the depth of water in channels make no difference in humidity.only the surface area.I had been adding extra trying to raise it and it doesn't help..


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About 300am I was reading about incubators.Learned something I did not know,they said the depth of water in channels make no difference in humidity.only the surface area.I had been adding extra trying to raise it and it doesn't help..


yep and the best way to add lots of surface area is with a sponge that's partly emerged in the water

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hovator also said if you have too much humidity you can place tin foil over channels,and tape them over.Im really enjoying this forum

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hovator also said if you have too much humidity you can place tin foil over channels,and tape them over.Im really enjoying this forum

I use a low humidity incubation method and run w/o water if my humidity stays above 25%. I prefer 30%, and if my bator doesn't hold enough dry I only add a wet sponge and that holds it in my range. I don't even mess with water wells until lockdown. Yes, it is the surface area not the depth that controls humidity.

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thanks,its been 50 years since I did this,my incubator I had then didn't use warter

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