Experimental Thermostat. Which Temperature?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Redcatcher, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    I am experimenting with a new thermostat that can only be set in one degree increments. It is the most accurate thermostat that I have experimented with so so far but the problem is in a forced air incubator, it will maintain a temperature of either EXACTLY 100* or EXACTLY 99*. I have never seen it once fluctuate in either direction. I am aware that the ideal temperature should be 99.5*, so which is the lessor of the two evil, 100* or 99*? I am fairly sure they will hatch at either temperature. If anyone has any ideas on how to get my incubator to maintain 99.5* please let me know.
  2. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    the ones I have been playing with I have been setting at 99 and they swing from 99-100 I just bought a hova bator with the old style snap disc thermostat it has been holding 100 on the money doing it this way I just hatched 16 out of 18
  3. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    What kind of thermostat? Are you going by the thermostat setting or have you checked the accuracy with another thermometer?

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