Humidity............... water expanding balls?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quail kid kid, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. quail kid kid

    quail kid kid Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2011

    You might say..... What? What is he talking about?

    Well I recently purchased some of these water expanding balls which can be used for bamboos etc...
    They come in small packets as little, little bals and once put in water they expand 150 times their size.
    Since they hold moisture in them, something came up.

    Would it be a good idea to fill a wtaer wll with lets say. 5 - 6 balls? This way the humditiy would be constant as water would not be drying out as these balls take 6 + months to dry.
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I think thats a cool idea - but I doubt they would release enough water to change the humidity in the incubator. You can give it a try though - just don't let the hatchlings get to them!
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Humidity in an incubator is influenced by the surface area of the water. In other words, a shallow widespread area is better than a smaller, denser area.

    I'd recommend trying it without eggs first, for a full hatch period. Interesting idea, please post if you give it a try! [​IMG]

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