Am I wrong?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by percyj, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. percyj

    percyj Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    I am going to hatch some eggs in a homemade bator and was thinking of using a humidifier to aid the jar of water. Thoughts? Also I have a reptile red 25 watt bulb and lamp. Only have 5 eggs
  2. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    I think as long as the bulb produces enough heat it should be fine. If it doesn't then you will need a different bulb. As for the jar of water for humidity, you may want to play around with the incubator before attempting to hatch any eggs. See how much water in your jar = how high of humidity.

    here are a few websites that may help you:

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2010
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
  4. pkw

    pkw Songster

    May 14, 2010
    North Edwards, CA
    When I was raising the humidity in my incubator for the hatch, I put a glass of water in the incubator along with a wash cloth folded and placed in the glass of water and it seemed to work better than just having the glass of water in there.
  5. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    Quote:Remember that the depth of the water is not what increases the humidity- surface area is what controls humidity. If you need less, give the air less access to surface area. If you need more, increase the surface area the air has access to. I wouldn't use a humidifier.

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