Finding it hard to read the Hygrometer/ thermometer inside incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by andalusn, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The incubator is the Brinsea Octagon 20 ECO with turner. It has the standard glass thermometer so I added a Hygrometer/ thermometer from Walmart and I find with it being digital and dark I can't really read it easily. A flashlight just washes it out. My temps are good. Besides the glass thermometer there is an Egg-0-Meter inside that gives a good internal temp on the eggs. It's the humidity I am trying to get a handle on and not having much luck. Any suggestions? Anyone else have a reader for humidity that good for this style of incubator?

    This is what I tried to use

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  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I bought a inexpensive thermometer/hygrometer and cut the thermometer off.
     
  3. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a thermometer/hygrometer with a separate sensor meant to be used outside. I have the piece that shows the readout on my dresser, so it is pretty easy to read. The only issue is that it is off about 5 points, so I have to factor that in.
     

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