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how do you monitor humidity in an incubator??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quack2quack, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. quack2quack

    quack2quack New Egg

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    Does anyone know how to monitor the humidity in an incubator without using a dry bulb or a wet bulb?? i have done incubating before without a bulb but havent had a good hatch rate with the most being 3/12 hatching.
     
  2. mcoleman12

    mcoleman12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I see alot of people using the digital thermometers with the humidity gauges on them in water wigglers. That's what I'm looking to get for my incubator (under construction). I'm not even sure that's what your looking for-
     
  3. quack2quack

    quack2quack New Egg

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    yeah that sounds like a good idea i will look into it for my next incubation. thanks for your help[​IMG]
     
  4. Hawgon

    Hawgon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got a high quality hydrometer at a cigar shop that is about a 1-1/2" to 2" dia circle and it works great....Can be calibrated also.....Which is a nice feature after you change batteries, etc.
     
  5. Bitterroot

    Bitterroot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't used this with chicken egg incubation yet, but it works great during 60 days of reptile incubation, and has been in use for the last three years.
    http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-TM0...5939165&sr=8-5&keywords=honeywell+thermometer

    I set up the digital display readout on the coffee table, and each egg box has one of the remotes in it. I can see the temps and humidity without having to constantly get up and go check.
     

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