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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thebanthams, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I came home to find out my temperater went up to 106 !!! I really dont know how long it stay that way !! I am now on ten day incubating . Is it over ?? waaaa !!![​IMG]
     
  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be fine.
     
  3. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so !!! I will hand in there !!


     
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    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a "water wiggler" in there? Was that the air temp or internal egg temp? I'm new to incubating but I'm curious.
     
  6. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you need a water wiggler? And how do you determine the internal egg temp?
     
  7. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a homemade incubator with cup if water for humidity. my digital thermometer reads 106 when I got home. it felt warmer. and I "cool" it down a little bit. Not sure If I have any good eggs, I just dont have a better lightbulb. I will just let it hatch and see what happens ! ( Jan. 28th.)
     
  8. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You put the water wiggler in the incubator and put a temp probe down inside it (careful not to puncture it). It will give you a reading similar to the internal egg temp. Others have used and easter egg with hair gel inside, ziplock baggie of water wrapped up with rubber bands, Silly putty egg. The temp of your incubator will fluctuate if you have to open it to turn the eggs but the temp in the eggs shouldn't if you are quick. So with the water wiggler showing you the internal temp it keeps you from upping the incubator thermostat to compensate for the incubator being open for a bit.
     

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