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High Explosives Incubator

By Knittycat, Apr 4, 2012 | Updated: Apr 4, 2012 | |
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    Got your attention did I? Well here's how I turned an explosives crate into an incubator.

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    This is my box. I found it at a thrift store. It was priced at 12 dollars, which seemed awfully high for a crate. However, when I saw it was an old explosives crate, I had to have it. I knew it would be the perfect size for an incubator. So I coughed up.

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    It even still had it's lid boards.

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    I cleaned it out and used 1/2 inch foam board to make a liner. I cut the foam board with a drywall saw and covered the edges with aluminum tape.

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    Here is the liner inside the box.

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    I'm heating the 'bator with light bulbs. I'm using one socket with a splitter, in case one goes out. The thermostat is a water heater thermostat, but I hope to get a wafer thermostat one day. The shelf is just a barbecue vegetable tray that I nipped down to the right size, and I'm using a computer fan for air movement. I've got an accurite thermometer and hygrometer and a back up old fashioned thermometer. I've checked the calibration on the hygrometer and it is accurate to 1%.

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    Now all that's left is to put it together!

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