Heat Too High

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MearBear, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. MearBear

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    I woke up this morning and found that the temperature in the incubator was over 40c! I got it back to the right temp now but i was wondering if they'll be ok, it could've been above 40c for 5 hours max. Should i be worried?
     
  2. Texas Kiki

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    Shucks....that is close.
    I believe the dangerous level starts at 104F.

    You might be ok.
    Are your thermometers calibrated?
     
  3. MearBear

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    Calibrated? As in they correct the temperature? Sorry words aren't my thing
     
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  4. Texas Kiki

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    Yes...are you sure your thermometers are reading the correct temperature?
    Almost everyone says one can not trust the thermometer that comes with an incubator.

    Calibrate=check to see if the therm is reading correctly/right.
     
  5. MearBear

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    I'm not exactly sure, but we did buy it just 2 days ago. It could and probably is a little off.
     
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    It's silly huh...how we go to the store and buy a brand new thermometer and or humidity gauge and expect them to work/read properly and they don't.
    I just recently learned this myself.
     
  8. MearBear

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    I have a thermometer and hygrometer 2 in 1 thing so it tells me both, and i don't think it can go in water. So i used my other thermometer to do the test in the link you sent me, and well it burst, like it actually combusted. The thermometer/hygrometer I'm using now is called, ACCU|TEMP thermometer with humidity meter.
     
  9. MearBear

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    Do you think they still have a chance? If the danger zone is 104 than it was above that for about 4 hours is it too late?
     
  10. Texas Kiki

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    I'm sorry...only time will tell.
     

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