Calibrating Wet Bulbs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SterlingAcres, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Maybe I'm using the wrong word...
    I looked for that thread for hydrometers and can't find it. I've got a large redwood chest incubator. I'll be setting 24+ EE eggs this week and I want to double check the humidity. It's got an original Taylor Wet Bulb inside it, that's screwed tight to the temp/hydro frame. You can see it here , even though it's a crappy picture. How's it possible to make sure it's accurate? Or should I just go ahead and grab a cheapy hydrometer from the petshop?

    Anyone? Thanks in advance.
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    If it were me, I would get a cheapy hydrometer from the petshop or Wal Mart. Better to be safe than sorry.
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    I don't believe (I am no expert) that you can calibrate a wet bulb setup.

    My Brinsea has what they call a wet bulb. It consists of two regular mercury
    thermometers. One is covered with a wick/sock that stays wet (you add water).
    The wet thermometer reads a lower temp based on humidity in the bator.

    I use both types but I trust the wet bulb a lot more.

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