Hi all! I have a question I was hoping some of you experience egg hatchers could help me with. I am trying to set up my still air incubator (the styrofoam kind) for some button quail eggs I got in the mail. I've been working on regulating the temp and humidity before I put the eggs in.
My problem is that the temperature on my digital hygrometer (which I got from walmart last night) is reading 99 degrees and the temp on my old mercury thermometer that came with the incubator is reading 106. According to what I read online the temp for button quail eggs should be around 102. I don't have a third thermometer to compare (I tried the fever thermometers for people, but that didn't work) and I need to get those eggs incubating asap (they were collected on Monday).
Any words of wisdom? I'm not sure which thermometer to trust. Is it ok to have each thermometer reading on the high or low end and hope the real temp is in the middle? I'm not sure how much temperature variation eggs can take. Is it safe to wait until tomorrow when I can get a third thermometer? What should I do??
Thanks so much for any advice anyone is willing to give. :)