Brinsea octo 40 Eco humidity Qs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aldren90, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I just got a wonderful octo 40 Eco. The temp is going smooth but the humidity is going past 50. I've filled up all 4 water reservoirs. What should I do to get that extra 10 points?
     
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you looking to go higher on the humidity? If so you will want to increase the wet surface area by adding a sponge, a wick (evaporating pad), or something of that nature to soak up more water. I personally use a cheap dollar store shammy. It holds a lot of water and keeps pulling the water. Good Luck
     
  3. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I placed 2 wet folded up paper towels in there and it went to 54, think that will work or should I get something else?
     
  4. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That will probably work. I would give it a bit a time see where it will go. I have hatched chicks on several occasions at 55% humidity.
     
  5. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I'll try it, thanks!
     

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