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

    Sep 6, 2009
    Ridgefield, WA
    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

  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    I bought a inexpensive thermometer/hygrometer and cut the thermometer off.
  3. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2011
    Sacramento County, CA
    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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