This is my first time attempting a hatch. I'm on day 23 and there has been no sign of any movement at all. But I just had a look and saw 1 egg wobble a little. I hadn't touched the inci since lockdown, until this morning when I was worried about humidity as my house is really dry. I popped the lid for a second and quicky placed a damp jay cloth in there as I read that it sometimes helps. Maybe it did, as within an hour I have my first sign of life.... or it could just be coincidence.
I put 10 eggs in and discarded 3, left 1 in that I wasn't sure about. Obviously being my first time I wasn't always sure what I was seeing was correct when candling, but everthing looked ok from what I had read. I bought a Novital Covattuto 16 egg, still air incubator. The temp is always around 100, the instructions are that it is ok if 1 to 2 notches under /over on the guage. It doesn't tell you what the notches represent, but mine looked pretty much spot on. Again, with humidity you just fill a container under the egg floor and keep it topped up. I only turned twice daily as that is what the instructions said to do. I later realised after doing some reading that maybe this wasn't enough, although I have read about many people with successful hatches doing this too.
It's only after reading more about humidity recently, ie needs to be higher in lockdown I panicked. Of course I didn't want to open the inci, but I didn't want them too dry either. I thought it's now day 23 so I have little to lose. I soaked the jay cloth in warm water, squeezed some of the water out and rolled it up, popped it in so it's not touching any eggs. I read people with this type of inci have success by just keeping the water topped up but I was worried that my house is so dry they would probably need a bit more in the last days. I can't get to the proper water container as it's under the floor where the eggs are, so it would disturb them too much.
Any advice please?? I've alread decided on an independent thermometer/humidity guage for the next attempt.