Originally Posted by MarineCorpFarmr
Awesome, but like you said rather impractical for the power consumption unless you have probably 500 eggs in there. The mass of the eggs if it were filled would also help to hold the temps more constant tho. Im thinking once this new one im working on is complete it will hold about 400. but as of now that's still a rough guess. still more guts to pull out and wires to trace switches to move etc. but then again i needed a good project lol.
good point... and i have a suggestion, to make it more efficient. you can always get a bunch of those plastic easter eggs, drill a small hole in the pointy end and fill with plaster of paris. i use those as a 'heat sink' in a relatively empty incubator, and if the power goes out they hold heat a lot longer than a real egg does IMO. not that i worry about power outages, i've got mine on battery backup, with generator backup if the batteries get low. LOL
i've also used blown natural egg shells, but haven't had good luck filling them as they tend to crack easily while the plaster's still wet.