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I need help! My little giant 6300 won't go up 43% I filled all the channels and put a wet sponge in there. I don't have a second thermometer humidity reader so I don't know if the gauge on the incubator is correct sad.png
The temp is 101. Today is day 19 and I removed the egg turner yesterday. I placed the non stick mat on the bottom but water was coming through a little bit so I added another layer. Is this maybe why the humidity isn't going up? It's too thick layering? I also removed the plug from the top of the incubator and I think it's allowing too much air in so the humidity keeps going down but I know they need the oxygen to hatch and not suffocate. What do I do to raise the humidity???
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I need help! My little giant 6300 won't go up 43% I filled all the channels and put a wet sponge in there. I don't have a second thermometer humidity reader so I don't know if the gauge on the incubator is correct sad.png
The temp is 101. Today is day 19 and I removed the egg turner yesterday. I placed the non stick mat on the bottom but water was coming through a little bit so I added another layer. Is this maybe why the humidity isn't going up? It's too thick layering? I also removed the plug from the top of the incubator and I think it's allowing too much air in so the humidity keeps going down but I know they need the oxygen to hatch and not suffocate. What do I do to raise the humidity???

First the double layer of liner could cut down on the humidity if it's not leaving space for moisture. Considering you're in Florida though, I would venture to guess the reading on the bator (assuming it's a 9300) is off. If you have all channels full and a sponge in there, it's got to be past 43% I can reach 43 with just sponges. If it's still air, you should be able to hit way above that easily. 

 

If you see condensation, you know that you have more than you need.

 

If you hatch again I highly suggest independant therms and hygrometers. The 9300 display is known to be off.

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I haven't seen condensation. It's day 19, am I able to take the eggs out again to remove one layer of liner? Or I absolutely can't at this point
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I haven't seen condensation. It's day 19, am I able to take the eggs out again to remove one layer of liner? Or I absolutely can't at this point

You have no pips, so there is absolutely no threat to removing them long enough to fix the liner.

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Unless you drop one of course. ;)

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Ok thanks!!
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