HOW TO LOWER HUMIDITY

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kaitlyn18, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Kaitlyn18

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    My incubator is a little giant with built in thermometer and setting as well as a hudmidity showing. It stays around 50% but I need to lower it to 30% and to keep it on 30%. Can anyone tell me any ways to do that??

    I added a bowl of water to keep the egg from drying out so quickly. I even added water to the whole incubator and it seemed to have raised the humidity. But with just the small bowl it fluctuates between 48-51%

    The egg I was incubated was non fertile and scrambled. THIS IS FOR REFERNCE FOR NEXT HATCH. please ONLY reply with how to lower humidity. I started out with no water and it was the same and added water and it was the same humidity. The bowl was very very small. Smaller than the egg itself.
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Is this for the emu egg? I thought you said it was losing weight okay at 50% humidity to me last night? Did you check your weights and find out that that wasn't the case? Is the egg still oozing fluid?

    Anyway, to lower humidity, you lower the surface area of the water in the incubator. So to get it lower than what the current bowl of water is causing it to be, you would use a bowl with a smaller opening so the surface area of the water is less.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

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    Water causes humidity, remove the bowl of water, I've read some use wet sponges or dry incubate. The ambient humidity will also affect the humidity in the incubator. What incubator are you using? Does it have a vent? It should be open. Did you test the incubator (humidity with & without water, temp) prior to adding eggs?

    There's a Dry Incubation thread in the forum, you may want to look into it.

    You may want to update your Profile, noting your location, it takes the guessing as to climate & time zones. Where are you located? How long have your eggs been in the incubator? What are your Temp?

    UPDATED: Ok didn't know it was an Emu egg, Pyxis has the experience :)
     
  4. WVduckchick

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    Um yea, any addition of water is going to increase humidity.

    Surface area determines how much, not water depth or amount. Smaller bowl or sponges may help.


    (oops saw Pyxis's reply after typing. Agree with her)
     
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  5. Kaitlyn18

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    Yes I did. I done the cool test and it was cold I cracked it open and it was scrambled. It lost weight like it was supposed too.
     
  6. Kaitlyn18

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    It was a very small bowl
     
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    This is their first time incubator emu eggs as well so not experienced.
     
  8. ChickNanny13

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    :thumbsup
     
  9. Pyxis

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    Sorry that the egg was bad. Is this a different egg then that you're trying to lower the humidity for?

    Edit: Oh okay, just saw you edited your first post to say you are wanting this info for your next hatch.
     
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  10. Kaitlyn18

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    no this is for the next egg I ordered.
     

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