Help! trying to calibrate my incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by galen54, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. galen54

    galen54 In the Brooder

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    I am trying to incubate geese eggs and just got a new incubator. When I set the incubator to 33.5%, and put a "no-mercury" thermometer in, it reads "36.9".
    I remember reading somewhere that the non-mercury thermometers were not accurate, and it was better to use a mercury thermometer. Unfortunately, I broke mine, and I can't find a store that sells the mercury thermometers anywhere.
    Should I calibrate it up according to the thermometer I used?

    Thanks so much!
     

  2. Bradfordj

    Bradfordj Chirping

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    I wouldn't recommend calibrating to thermometer unless you know 100% that its correct. google and youtube will show many ways to properly calibrate many different thermometers. Good luck.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

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