How to lower it? They might die! aND 12 V?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Phionex Boy, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When i tested my incubator it Went up to 101 without a thermostat so i turned it off. Then the Temparture went up to 104 after i turned it off. How can i prevent that when i really use it?
    Also, What does the 12 volt fan from computer adapt to in order for it to be used in an outlet.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    You'll need a 12 volt power supply. It won't need to be powerful because the fan is only a few watts.
    You'll also need a thermostat to regulate the temperature. The heat element is still hot after you turn it off so the temp will still rise a bit.
     
  3. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you stop it because it could kill the hicks in the eggs... Also, where do we put the holes in the box for air curculation for the embryoes? And last thing is I have an incubator with 50-60 degree range and it is constant... is that okay for the eggs?
     
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  5. Phionex Boy

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    is the humidity ok?
     
  6. Phionex Boy

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    so on one side there should be holes on the top and other on the bottom? Or is it holes top and bottom both sides?
     

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