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egg o meter vs infrared thermometer

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hackertom, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. hackertom

    hackertom Out Of The Brooder

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    Who is better?


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  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Depends on the application...

    If you are looking for an in incubator temperature monitoring device the 'egg o meter' is a far better choice as is simulates the internal temp of the egg and that is what is important... The IR meter measures the surface temp, something that does not always equate to the eggs internal temp...

    You can also build your own 'egg o meter' for far less, I use 2oz (60ml) 'preemie' baby bottles filled with water with a thermometer stuck in them or 4oz bottles for bigger egg hatches like peafowl, I have also used a ziplock bag filled with 2oz of water and rolled up with the thermometer in the middle... Other people use those little liquid 'snake' like wiggle toys...

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  3. hackertom

    hackertom Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for this answer my friend! Can you upload photo with your egg o meter??? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2016

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