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Need advice! My son accidentally opened incubator and we have 5 pips!

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My 6 year old has been so excited about the eggs hatching. Tonight he was looking at the eggs in the incubator and accidentally knocked the top off a little. It wasn't completely off but it took a few minutes before we noticed and put the lid back on. My concern is that we have 5 external pips. Some pipped during the night last night so we aren't too far from the 24 hour mark. One pipped 4 hours ago. I do think that the humidity was affected because there was more condensation on the incubator than there is now. My question is, how should I proceed? Watch and wait? Intervene? In advice is appreciated! Thanks!
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I would just wait and let it re-stabilize. Watch your humidity readings and adjust if needed in a few hours.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Thanks, Donrae!

Is there a way to tell if they are shrink wrapped without opening up the bator? We have a Brinsea mini advance so we have pretty good visibility.
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I would just wait and let it re-stabilize. Watch your humidity readings and adjust if needed in a few hours.

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How are things going?

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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