Eggs did not hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Equilibrium, May 24, 2011.

  1. Equilibrium

    Equilibrium In the Brooder

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    We don't drink coffee here but my Dad does so we buy the Maxwell House Decaffeinated that he drinks so it's always here when he comes over.... it comes in the plastic containers that... make handy storage containers for odds and ends and really great bird houses that you can easily clean out by removing the lid.... as if you wanted to know that. I wonder if I could dupe him and buy Wally World Master Chef decaffeinated coffee so I can get myself a can. Our youngest son actually cut the hole too large twice and we're going to be eating oatmeal for a while now.
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    We just so happen to have a lot of ratty looking dark socks with holes in them that I hung onto because.... you never know when you're gonna need one so I can try a sock. Nice idea. Thanks.
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    Both photos are really great. I like that the one tells me it's a 4 day old embryo. naatke> you don't have any more that go beyond 4 days do you by any chance?
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    naatke> I don't see an egg turner in your incubator. We're you opening yours up 3x a day to turn the eggs by hand? Wouldn't you be losing heat and humidity by doing that?
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    Another question for you..... I didn't realize there were politically correct fans. Can I have the brand names of the ones that are politically correct please. Your set up looks really great. I'm sure my husband could rig something similar but.... not me. I'm not good at wiring much of anything.

    adding- for humidity I followed the instructions and kept the troughs full from day 1 to to day 25.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    Quote:sorry! We are in two threads at once. Depending on who you ask humidity varies. I dry incubate so I add no water at all until day 18 then I bump up to 65-70% for hatching.
     
  3. Equilibrium

    Equilibrium In the Brooder

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    Ummm.... I'll be dry incubating up to the 18th day myself next time. It seems logical to me and I do need to make changes. I've got several hygrometers laying around here that I use for Nepenthes spp. so I can toss one in for sure so thanks for mentioning the humidity range.
     
  4. naakte

    naakte Songster

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    wiring a fan is super simple. I know there is a way you could rig it into the lg wiring, but i chose not to do so. I have to run 2 plugs. One is my fan, and one os the lg plug in. The photo of the 4 day embryo is NOT from my camera. It is simply a photo I happened across when i was studying. It is however what I see in my 4 day old embryos. My camera does not take photos of that quality. If you place the fan the way i did remember that you will have to use something behind the fan in order to get air flow. I used big beads. GL Donna
     
  5. Equilibrium

    Equilibrium In the Brooder

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    naatke> what brand of little fan did you use and where would I be most likely to find them for sale? I really liked your photo of how you assembled everything. It shows exactly where everything should be.
     
  6. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Songster

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    Quote:Whats the sock used for?
     
  7. They're talking in code!!!!
     

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