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I am wondering wat you guys think is the best thermometer and hydrometer and where you got them from for how much?


Edited by OSUman - 10/14/09 at 7:02pm

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There are too many breeds and varieties in the world to have them all... but its too hard just to choose a few.

Currently breeding Bantam Orpingtons, Anconas, White Faced Black Spanish, and RC Rhode Island Reds.  Also have Buff, Blue Swedish and Runner ducks along with Chinese Geese.

 

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post #2 of 35

well I think its called and acurite, get it at walmarts in the hardware department its an indoor out door thermometer, is 6-7 dollars, it has a both tempature and humdity, and it works wonders. if your using a still air incubator then you need to make sure its where the top of the eggs will be (we cut a ed carton to put it on) in a forced air incubator it does not matter as long as its somewhere Inside the bator.
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post #3 of 35

The best one does not come from Walmart. Those are all household thermometers, not meant for the pinpoint accuracy that incubating requires. I have used them, but now, have decided to quit guessing and ordered a proper one. One like the Egg-Temp by GQF or the Spot-Check (same one, different name, really) are the best ones that are within affordable range (about $25). If you will do more incubating than just once or twice a year, I'd say get a good one that has an actual accuracy rating (not range).

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Originally Posted by speckledhen 

The best one does not come from Walmart. Those are all household thermometers, not meant for the pinpoint accuracy that incubating requires. I have used them, but now, have decided to quit guessing and ordered a proper one. One like the Egg-Temp by GQF or the Spot-Check (same one, different name, really) are the best ones that are within affordable range (about $25). If you will do more incubating than just once or twice a year, I'd say get a good one that has an actual accuracy rating (not range).


OOO, great to know!
thanks for that info

post #5 of 35

Thank you. I will check those out too. I bought a Flukers and paid good $ and it is the most unreliable of them all!

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post #6 of 35

I have a Fluker's digital, too. The first one I got was "flukey", going all over the place, jumping two degrees at a time. I exchanged it for another one and this one is much better, though on occasion, I have to remove the battery to sort of reset it when it begins acting up. Again, that one is not made for incubating, but probably is supposed to only be accurate to within two or three degrees. It's made for reptile terrarium situations, I believe.

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post #7 of 35

I did not think to keep the receipt and I hate the way they look at you when you come in without one. I am chalking it up to experience. But good to know I wasn't the only one with issues smile

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post #8 of 35

walmart acurite thermos are junk. i  have three of them and they all read three different temps. work great one time around, then they go wild

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post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by bigdawg 

walmart acurite thermos are junk. i  have three of them and they all read three different temps. work great one time around, then they go wild


hmm im on my second hatch with my walmart hygrometer and everything seems to be going good. gave me an 85% hatch ratio last time

post #10 of 35

I use a Brinsea incubator thermometer. Its very very accurate. Pretty affordable too.

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