Anyone using /used a Brinsea octagon 10 ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mammachucky, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. mammachucky

    mammachucky In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2008
    CO Durham England
    Can anyone tell me about humidity controlling in a Brinsea 10, instruction of use don't seem to give enough humidity. Bought a digital hygrometer/thermometer but only shows 16% at 38 degrees when using the recommended method and amount of water.

    Is it okay to use a hygromter in this type of bator?

    Someone please help... my little duckling eggs are waiting!![​IMG]
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    If it's similar to the Octagon 20, then there is a vent on top you open or close according to the required humidity level
  3. Renegade

    Renegade Songster

    Oct 8, 2007
    Griffin, GA
    I use an Octagon 40 but all of the trays should work the same way. I think there are a few things you need to do. The first thing I would do is get another hygrometer and double check the one you have. I would also use either a sponge, piece of towel, paper towel, or something else to use as a wick that would give more surface area for water to evaporate. I've never had any humidity problems in mine.
    Good luck.

    Last edited: Mar 25, 2008

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