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Help Maintaining Humidity Levels in Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gingersnap722, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Gingersnap722

    Gingersnap722 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm using the Brinsea Octagon 20 incubator for the first time. I put my eggs in lockdown last night and I'm having a hard time maintaining the humidity level. I've filled both chambers with water and adjusted the vent and the humidity level still wasn't high enough, so I added a small, wet sponge. That did the trick and brought the humidity to 70%, but after doing that this morning, the humidity is dropping again this evening. Does anyone have any good tricks to keep the humidity high during lockdown? Thanks.
     
  2. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    U could put the sponge under the hole with red cap and squrit warm water on it with a turkey baster
     
  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A cool mist vaporizer near the incubator helps too.
     
  4. Gingersnap722

    Gingersnap722 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny that you mention that. I did it a couple of hours ago. [​IMG]
     
  5. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use a syringe to squirt more water onto the sponge easily. This is how I did it. Drilled a small hole next to the sponge, and inserted a straw, and then squirt water from the syringe through the straw (the straw can stay in place as a port).
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

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  7. Gingersnap722

    Gingersnap722 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the tips everyone! So far I have one little chick!! [​IMG]
     
  8. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Gingersnap722

    Gingersnap722 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Six so far and I see more on the way. [​IMG]
     
  10. Yorkshire Coop

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    Congratulation :celebrate :jumpy
     

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