I just got my first homemade incubator up and running, still air. What I am wanting to know is how to I get the temperature to lower some....it has been sitting around 104-107 or so and the humidity has been staying around 38-45% but no higher....any advice on what I could do to fix these small ailments? Please please!!
Newbie just started homemade incubator...help please.....
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Edited by Pyxis - 11/30/15 at 5:28pm
Also the holes are probably contributing to your humidity issues - the more holes you put in, the more humidity is going to be let out.
Oh, so should I tape the holes back up? Not sure if I can get a thermostat or not especially if it costs very much. Any other way of getting my temperature to even out to the temperatures I will be needing?
Oh and the light that I am using is a small round 25 watt bulb that I screwed into one of those plug in adapters...light in on one end, plug on the other.... and you just plug an extension cord to the plug screwed into the light....Not sure how I would be able to wire a thermostat to that...
Edited by beaches4me - 11/30/15 at 7:04pm
You'll want to leave some holes for oxygen exchange since the growing embryos need oxygen, but too many can cause heat loss and humidity loss problems so you might want to patch a few up if you have a ton of them.
Like this: http://www.amazon.com/Lutron-TT-300H-WH-Electronics-Plug--Dimmer/dp/B0000BYEF6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1448940076&sr=8-3&keywords=lamp+dimmer+switch
Edited by Pyxis - 11/30/15 at 7:21pm
You're welcome and good luck! Hope you hatch lots of little chicks