Brinsea octogon 20 humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EdistoChicks, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. EdistoChicks

    EdistoChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How does anyone monitor the humidity in this incubator? I have a rather large hygrometer and would rather not plunk it in the bator. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. sben451

    sben451 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased a small hygrometer (I think on e-bay and under $10). It's about the size of a man's pocket watch and I do put it in my Brinsea Eco 20. Once I used double stick tape to stick it under the viewing area of the incubator. It works well. I think this hygrometer was intended for use in a humidor (for cigars).
     
  3. EdistoChicks

    EdistoChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Do you remember the brand?
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I just got one a few months ago and have just started hatching with it. Have hatched 3 batches so far, 100% hatches. All I do is fill up those water trays in the bottom, open the vent just a little bit, and let it go. I dont use a hygrometer, as there isnt any room, and it doesnt seem to need one. Holds the humidity much better than the styro ones do.
     
  5. EdistoChicks

    EdistoChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you fill up one in the beginning and two at the end of the hatch? I checked now and in one day the water is gone! (But I only filled one up)
     
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    sben451 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    halo Got The Blues

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    I put the eggs in there at day 18, and fill up both channels full. I did have to refill them one time. Just had another 100% hatch yesterday.
     

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