Can someone help me understand this humidity in hatcher?

Dipsy Doodle Doo

ODD BIRD
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
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Hatcher is 15" x 26" x 12" (floor space 15" x 26"). I checked my hygrometers and one read 78% and 2 read 73% after 24 hrs in baggie w/salt water *testing*.
I'm ready to move in a group of Day 18 eggs tonight and even with almost the entire floor surface is water and humidity seems low (for that much surface area). I'm reading 60%, 55%, and 56% from same hygrometers.
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Why so low? I'd like the humidity to be 65%, but there is no where else to put water. The 'vents' are six 1/4" holes just below the level of the rack.
Am I looking at this wrong?
Thanks!
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Lisa
HA! In the time it took to load the pic, I came up with a theory.
 

Dipsy Doodle Doo

ODD BIRD
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
7,178
89
306
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
My Coop
My Coop
Hi! All the thermo / hygrometers read 99.-ish degrees F.
My *theory* is the unsealed wood is sucking up the moisture. But I used it last 2 weeks and had no problem with getting humidity as high as I wanted, with less surface area of water. I just don't know what is going on.
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Lisa
 

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