so i have three questions, first off im using a hovabator incubator (w.o. fan) i've successfully hatched out ducklings from the incubator years ago, but am a little rusty and would like to hear some of ya'lls opinions. first off, i have the thermometer in the incubator that it came with, it looks like this: i borrowed a digital thermometer from a friend to match it up with the one i had: both were reading diff. temps and i was told not to trust the digi. I dont know why exactly. so i went out and bought this 20$ thermometer which reads humidity also: i gave back the digi. since she needed it for her pet. and now the 20$ one i bought is still off from the one that came with the incubator. so question #1. is it ok to use the reptile thermometer i bought (third picture, it measures humidity also) and if not, what should i use? I have 8 eggs in my incubator and thier all spaced out so they werent crammed in the middle, is it really neccessary to have the hovabator thermometer ON TOP of the eggs? i didnt really have a spot to put it on top since the eggs are spaced accordingly.. should i move them closer so i can read the temp on top of eggs?? and third question is, im hatching indian runner mallards, i've heard many people mist thier duck eggs, whats your opinon? im unsure to do this, ive never tried, but my humidity reading on the therm. says its around 55% humid. and i have a few water droplets on the windows of the incubator.. thanks for any input, its much appreciated!