higher humidity = lower temp??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cici_p, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. cici_p

    cici_p Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Is this correct?
    I have still been experimenting with my homemade incubator. Currently have been playing around with raising the humidity. Got my humidity up to 60%, but then the temp in my water wiggler dropped a degree over night. Is this a normal adjustment with the humidity, or due to something else??
    What do you guys do when you have to raise the humidity to 80% at the end? Do you have to adjust the temp?
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    I have never had to adjust the temp. I also have never been able to get the humidity over 75%. But have had good luck with it at that for hatching. After they start hatching I have to remove the plugs b/c they humidity gets so hi it rains off the lids.
  3. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    I just had the same thing happen with my store bought incubator. I realized my humidity got too low. So, I raised it substantially (15%) and temp went down a degree and stayed down. I had to finally adjust thermostat.

  4. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    Hotter air should hold more water so in order to get a higher humidity you need warmer air. Colder air will cause the moisture to condense because it can't hold it.

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