I have the LG 10300 with an Acurite hygrometer/thermometer that I got at Home depot and I just received the IncuTherm+. I had adjusted the LG to coincide with the Acurite and temps were holding steady at 99-100 (there is no digit after the . on the Acurite). When I first put the IncuTherm in there it started reading 104-106! I put it at the top, just a little away from the heater/fan element and touching the empty turner tray (maybe that caused a bad reading). The humidity reading was crazy high too and I know the humidity isn't that far off. The Acurite and LG had been reading fairly similarly as far as temp goes up until the IncuTherm was put in. So I moved the IncuTherm to a more central location in the incubator (it is supposed to be the best of the 3 right?!?!) I am now getting a reading for 100.8 on the IncuTherm, 98.7 on the LG and 97 on the Acurite. The Humdiity on the IncuTherm is 27%, LG is 46% and Acurite is 30%. These are all after they have had time to sit and settle on temps. I haven't really been paying much attention to the humidity reading on the LG as I have read multiple posts saying that it doesn't work well unless it is between 50%-60%. This is the Accurite that I got. Before I got the IncuTherm I also had a mercury thermometer in there that was reading right around 99-100 along with the Acurite.
As far as calibrating these thermometers I am not sure how to do that since the Acurite is a whole unit so I can't really submerge that, and I am not sure that I can submerge the probe on the IncuTherm. From the website it says that the IncuTherm is supposed to be accurate within a degree. If that is the case then I need to drop the temp a few degrees and see where that gets me on the IncuTherm, but that will make the Acurite read way low I am afraid and what if that is the one that is actually right! Someone help! This is the first hatch I have ever done and stupidly I ordered 12 silkie eggs since I couldn't find the colors I wanted locally and I picked up 12 Olive Egger eggs locally, but the girl said they were sort of cool because they had been in the fridge!!!! Why were they in the fridge if they are hatching eggs, could that cause them to not be fertile?
I did candle a few eggs (day 3) and there seems to be a darker area in the top then there was so I am thinking they are progressing. My eyes hadn't adjusted to the dark and my hubs has the good flashlight to really be able to look for veining. I am planning on candling at day 7 (Saturday). How do I go about that? Do I take one egg out at a time and then replace the rest or do I take them all out to a egg carton and then take them in the dark bathroom and candle them that way? My eyes have a hard time adjusting to be able to really see anything if I go in and out of the room
Here is my set up and the different readings I am getting. I know there are a lot of questions in this post but I know you all can help me out a ton. (for clarity I couldn't locate my old password, but this is not my first post every, contrary to what it might say )