Help with humidity

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  1. LuvMyPeeps7

    LuvMyPeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have a LG 9200, got the temp perfect but I cant get the humidity right. I don't want to put eggs in with wrong humidity. I bought a temperature Humidity gauge at Lowes, Also have the thermom. that came with the incub. It says 99.5 but the digital says a higher reading. My humidity is at 76%. Is this ok???????? Sorry this is my 1st hatch and I'm nervouse!!
     
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  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Here's how to calibrate a humidity gauge. http://exoticpets.about.com/od/herpresources/ss/hygrometer.htm

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    your tube thermometer in a glass of water in the incubator... When the temp stabilizes put a medical thermometer in there an see how far off yours is.

    That humidity sounds real high to me. I think you should start out at around 40% for the first 18 days an then bump it up to about 65% the last few. That is a good place to start. No one will know what humidity level will work the best for you, where you are, with your setup. Here's some info on why. http://cmfarm.us/ventilation.html

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    just have to learn what works for you.

    I have herd of people doing good with humidity anywhere from 65% down to 15% the first 18 days an anywhere from 60% to 80% at the end.
     
  3. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Could not have said it better myself!
     
  4. LuvMyPeeps7

    LuvMyPeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks sooooo much!!![​IMG] Got the humidity down to between 44 and 46%. Around day 18 how to I get it to come up?
     

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