How much diffrence is there in incubation methods, lets find out.
Experment # 1
The box and the light.
For my first try with the box and the light I will be useing excess heat from my 3 week old seramas brooder light I figure they could use about 3 more weeks of some heat being as its still winter and cold so I can get double use , the drawback being the heat from this lamp is more likely to fry the eggs if I am not carefull and pay attention. Today I am setting it all up.
*Plastic tub/basin that I got on a trip to the ER
( This is were everything goes )
*Double bagged snack size ziplock bags partly full of water
( I filled 4 snack sized bags about 2/3rds full of warmish water then put them inside another bag , ended up useing 8 snack sized bags.)
*Large storage bag to place the smaller bags into
( put the large bag inside the bucket then placed the 4 doublebaged bages side by side inside of the larger one that is inside the bucket)
*Thermometer with cord and probe
(placed this ontop of the bag inside the bucket)
(cut to the size of the inside of the bucket and laid ontop of the bag)
(folded in half and sat the bucket on it, tucked it around the sides of the bucket)
*Triple layer of snack bags halfway full of water to set in there as a water wigger to check temps with medical therms The therm pictured got fried some how and so I found two medical therms that are .1 diffrent from each other will see if those work .
I am hopeing the water will keep the eggs warm on the bottom by holding heat.
The serama are in the pet taxi , they get some heat from the light but are down to about 85 degrees so they dont mind haveing to share , so far I can get it to 102.5 a tad high right but if I raise it even an inch it drops to 95.5 so I think I will keep it the inch higher and then just cover part of it with a pieace of blanket . Im hopeing to get it steady by tammrow I want to start my first experment Jan 1st , just seems orderly that way.