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Another update.  So I let the humidity drop and the temp went up to 102... this happened overnight and I'm not sure how long this went on for.  I left the lid off for a bit and candled a couple eggs.  Still kicking around, so I hope that's a good sign!   Yipes!

 

I was tryign to get the humidity to 50-55%, and this morning it was at 49%, so I added a wad of damp paper towels to try to keep it in that range.  Sounds right, right? 

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Another update.  So I let the humidity drop and the temp went up to 102... this happened overnight and I'm not sure how long this went on for.  I left the lid off for a bit and candled a couple eggs.  Still kicking around, so I hope that's a good sign!   Yipes!

 

I was tryign to get the humidity to 50-55%, and this morning it was at 49%, so I added a wad of damp paper towels to try to keep it in that range.  Sounds right, right? 

102 is not deadly, as a matter of fact for still air you want 101-102 near the top of the eggs. Anything higher than 40% for the first 17 days is in my opinion dangerous especially with the styros unless the air cells say otherwise.

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