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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tmarr, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gulp, well my incubator has arrived and I've started collecting the eggs. I've set them pointy end down and am turning them, got my x and o's on lol! This probably sounds stupid but I had a quick look at the incubator and I had assumed it would record the humidity as well as the temperature? Maybe it will become clear when it's on etc but if not I take it they can be bought and put in with the eggs?
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you always want more then one (and preferably 3) thermometers and hygrometers for reference. also run your incubator for at least 24 hrs AFTER you've got it to a stabilized temp/humidity before adding eggs.
     
  3. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok that's great thanks I've ordered some! :)
     
  4. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome, good luck with the hatch!! [​IMG]
     
  5. lazy gardener

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    Also, it's important to calibrate thermometers and hygrometer.... no matter where you get them, and no matter how much they cost! Check your bator for high/low temp spots, even if it has a fan. And, before you even plug it in, I recommend that you read ALL of Hatching Eggs 101 in the learning center. It will answer questions you didn't even know you had, and help insure a successful hatch.
     
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  6. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh brilliant thanks will do. Have switched it on, put the water in, set temp to 37.5 Celsius/ 99.5 F. It's all over the show lol going to take a few days to figure it out!
     
  7. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm wishing I'd got a more expensive model. There's a circular track around the bottom which I assume is for the water, there is a grid covering the electrics in the middle bit. Wonder would I be better putting kitchen paper in it?
     
  8. lazy gardener

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    Before you put water in it, read up on "dry or low humidity incubation" A lot of us are using that method with good results.
     
  9. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It said to fill the tray with water, wasn't any tray with it just the track thing!
     
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