Microbator Build 6

By t0m · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Oct 24, 2012 ·
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    Microwave Incubator Build

    Step 6. Prepare to incubate

    Located the repurposed oven somewhere suitable. Adjusted the heating and/or humidity in the room. Wrapped the incubator in further thermal cladding. Put in thermometers/hygrometers, water sponges/diapers, turntable plate, honeycomb. Would have added rocks or water jars for additional thermal mass had there been space. Set everything up and ran it while I tweaked the various parameters. Put in eggs (up to a dozen) and let 'er rip. Topped up humidity by moistening the sponges/diapers as necessary. Switched off egg turner after day 18 and removed honeycomb for hatch.

    Parts list:

    Accurate, calibrated thermometer(s) and hygrometer
    Water sponges/diapers
    Rocks or water jars for added thermal mass (optional)

    I also needed:

    Fertile eggs!

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