another question about the water wiggler....sorry

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tsagirl, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    What are the safe temps in the water wiggler?
    I have a old thermometer(not digital) in there..is that ok?
    Please write if you can! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
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  3. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    99.5 is what you want. I am not sure about a manual thermoeter I have a digital in mine, Hopefully someone can help you out on that one.


    Edited to add link...

    http://www.shilala.com/weasel.html

    This link was helpful for me,

    Lisa [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2008
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I think and old style oral thermometer is the best for a wiggler.
    They are accurate, don't vary, don't rely on batteries, etc...
     
  5. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    ok thank you all about this.....
    My DH and I just made a homade hatcher out of a styrofom cooler and I want to make sure the temp in the wiggler stays the same because the temps on the digital acurite in there goes down to 93 degrees and then back up to 103! then the lamp turns off and it goes back down again.
    The wiggler is at 99 degrees now.....so hopefully the eggs will do well when I put them in tomorow.
    I guess this is my project.
    Thanks again! I love this forum!! [​IMG]
     
  6. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are the water wigglers for in the homemade incubator and where can you get one
     
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    redchicken,
    A water wiggler (also called a water weasel somtimes) is a kids toy. They are little squishy tubes filled with water. You can put a thermometer in them and put them in the incubator. Since they are liqud filled they mimic the temperature changes inside the egg. That way you can monitor the inside temp of the eggs and try to keep it as close to 99.5 as possible. I bought some on Ebay and use a digital thermometer from the petstore that has a probe at the end of a cord. I put the probe in the wiggler and the digital readout is outside of the incubator.
     
  8. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    her is a water wiggler i bought from walmart, i paid $.75 for it back in january 2008.
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  9. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to hijack your post for a min. Please.

    Can you use the wigglers to "fill" out a bactor that does not have many eggs in it? To help keep temps stable.
     
  10. PurpleChicken

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    Yes you can. However using water bottles is better depending
    on if you have a turner or not.
     

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