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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by smokeyodie97, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Songster

    Jun 22, 2010
    I have 10 eggs in incubator i'm sort of worried about the humidity how do i rasie the humidity without a hydrometer:confused:
  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane 8 Years

    Jun 10, 2010
    A hygrometer does not raise or lower humidity. It only measures it so that you know your humidity is accurate. I would recommend investing in one if you don't have one; local pet stores should have one in the reptiles section for the change between your couch cushions.

    As for how to raise humidity, adding in a wet sponge in a tupperware or soaked paper towels/washcloths is a good way until you have your desired humidity.
  3. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Songster

    Oct 10, 2009
    Missouri City, TX
    Yes true a wet sponge or something that will hold moisture will do great also keep good ventilation because high moisture in a badly air curculated bator cause also do much harm..a hydrometer also yes in a pet store or find one on ebay many models there and some with great prices.
  4. kipper

    kipper Songster

    Walmart carries inexpensive ones, about $7-8 each. I have two different kinds I bought there, they read withing 1-2% of each other. The black one is more sensitive (sorry, I don't know the brand), I use it alone during lockdown. You will find then with the thermometers. Use good batteries.

    I have had lousy results from the el cheapo pet store ones. Good luck!
  5. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Songster

    Jun 22, 2010
    I put a sham wow towle in there i still got a little while till lockdown.

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