How you can tell if your incubator temps spike!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Arielle, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Arielle

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    Try this thermometer to find out if it does. I use this thermometer to measure spikes in my incubator. THe spikes that happen when I'm not looking. THis thermometer increases in temp but not decrease, at least not without a few hard shakes.

    Geratherm mercury-free Oral thermometer. Made in Germany. Found at Walmart $5-6.

    THis is a glass type thermometer that reads a narrow range of temp about 95-106. ANd very easy to read because a full 9 ticks between each full degree. It seems to be very accurate: I bought 3 and they measured the same during calibration.
     
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