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Homemade incubator

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Has anyone ever used a reptile tank for hatching? Or a reptile heating pad on the bottom for warmth with a moist substrate for humidity, possibly with wire over it so the eggs don't sit directly on it? Thanks
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People have used just about anything that can maintain the correct temperature consistently enough for eggs to develop. I would forgo the moist substrate though.
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I was thinking a moist substrate in the bottom would help with humidity? The eggs would sit up on wire though so they don't touch it. Is the sponge in a water bowl a better idea for humidity?
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It is good to be able to adjust humidity as needed. I generally incubate without adding water. The eggs release moisture and usually that is more than enough. It depends on your climate, but I think it is good start off dry and see if you need to ad a bowl of water.

When you read about incubating humidity is stressed, but from my experience, lots of people use humidity that is too high, especially when they start out.


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