Okay, I know this is a long shot. This question is for the people who have a Brinsea thermometer and have had the blue stuff (not mercury actually, but is blue) separate. The alcohol (or whatever it is) in the thermometer separated and I've got one degree's worth of blue stuff that is 20 degrees higher than the rest of the blue stuff. What did you do to the thermometer to get the two sections of alcohol to reunite? I have the Brinsea ECO20 Octagon or whatever the proper term is for it. I have already shaken and shaken until my wrist and arm ached, and I thought for sure I'd have a repetitive stress injury. I've heard running it under very hot water would work, but I haven't tried that. I've heard about heating it in oil on a bunsen burner (thanks to the internet) but haven't tried that either. I also tried tapping and tapping it on something to get the blue stuff to go down to the bottom, but that didn't work. I know I could buy another, but I'd rather just fix this one. It costs $10 plus s&h of ... well, their s&h for the incubator alone was something like $30, so who knows what the s&h would be. It's not under their guarantee because I didn't fill out the form on their web site last January after receiving the incubator -- it never occurred to me it could break because it came so highly recommended. Silly me. How did you fix your your Brinsea glass thermometer when it separated?