Having trouble finding a water weasel

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thndrdancr, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy I tell ya. I envy those folks that just "went out and bought one". I have looked ALL OVER.

    Finally I called Walmart, they told me they have ONE left, and they will hold it for me. Sheesh! One? I woulda never found it, for sure. Hope it doesnt break or leak, as there IS no backup.

    I think stores are stopping carrying this thing, as all of them told me that too many kids were breakin the things. So if anyone wants one for hatchin later on, they might get theirs NOW! Just fyi.

    Jill
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    When I got mine I had trouble locating them but finally found them at a distant Walmart. They had 4 on the rack so I bought all 4. They were 88 cents. I have seen people on the internet selling them for $5 - $8. To me that is ridiculous. [​IMG] No matter how much I wanted one I wouldn't pay that for it. But - dang - that is a lot of profit. LOL
     
  3. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found them at the Dollar General, I would also check all the $1, places. HTH
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:I looked at every Walmart, K mart, every toy store within a 30 mile radius trying to find one. No luck.

    I found 1 on Ebay, had to pay $5 for it.

    I'm keeping my eye out for them still, if I find some I'm going to buy all I can get.

    Seems like we should be able to make a homade substitute. Hmmm......[​IMG]
     
  5. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It took me the longest time to figure out what in the world you all were talking about,lol. But we call them water snakes. My kids have had a dozen of those. They have them here at Wal-mart and the Dollar Tree and DolarMania. You used to be able to buy them by the dozen from Oriental Tranding, not sure if you still can. Check with all the Dollar places by where you live, here they are not hard to come by.

    Jennifer
     
  6. Sparkalator

    Sparkalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to all of this chicken stuff, what exactly do you use these for and can someone post a pic of one.
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Its basically a flexible rubber sleeve filled with liquid.
    A childs toy.
    Used in an incubator along with a thermometer with a probe. Stick the probe inside the sleeve and you can simulate the core temp of an egg.
    That way you have a more precise temp measurement to go by when adjusting your thermostat.

    The ambient air temp in my homade bator ranges from 95-102 degrees, but the core temp in the water wiggler stays very close to 99.5 degrees constantly.

    Hope this helps
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Its the blue thingy with the black cord running into it.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sparkalator

    Sparkalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Rooster-red, I am getting ready to set some eggs, I will have to see about finding one.
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    For the cant find one or want to spend 88 cents towards half a bag of chips, you can effectively do the same thing with two ziploc bags rubber banded together. Just sandwich in the probe.
     

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