Humidity problem in Florida?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FuzzyButtsFarm, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    We are having a dry spell. The humidity had been great and I got up in the morning after the front moved through and it was down to 20%. I added a air pump attached to a air stone and put it in the water dish and the humitity went up to 65%. How can I get it up to the 70% needed at lock down or will this be enough. [​IMG] I'm on day 8.
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    65% is where I keep mine at for the last three days. But if you want to bump it to 70% just add more water surface area to the incubator by putting in another container.
     
  3. Liexicof15

    Liexicof15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a piece of sponge to get that last little bit.
     
  4. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I had tryed a sponge during the pre test run and it actually made it dryer. The humidity came up after I removed it. Maybe it was because it was a synthetic foam sponge. [​IMG]

    Thanks for your replies. I candled the eggs today and they all look good, embryos are moving. This is my first hatch. I set 19 eggs from my girls. Twice as many as I needed, just in case.....
     

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