the 11 watt bulb I put in 3 hours ago turned out to be a 25 watt (same size, tiny print on rim, I knew I had one of each but in a hurry to lower temp, fortunately I left the lid loose and partway open. If any chicks hatch it will be a miracle, was back at 113 when I got home. Now I have an 11 watt in, and we have a cold front coming after I am supposed to start lockdown and the last time I had an 11 watt in i could barely keep the thing at 97 degrees. may have to dig through the shed and get a bigger cooler and move the eggs into it with a bigger bulb? I have 1 day until lock down. Can anyone tell me how to candle with a flashlight? or something I have in the house?
I do suspect any excess dampness has been remedied. The humidity hasnt been over 30% much since the temp started going up and it is 24% now. I am very nervous about this whole lockdown thing. I have a big old plastic cooler I can use a larger lamp in and have more room for the eggs, even has a missing drain cap so I can run the wire through the side. But no window. If I have to build a bigger incubator tonight is probably a good time, it is warm in the house and certainly warm in the bator with the eggs. What do you think?