hydrometers...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poulets De Cajun, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I just picked up an Exo-Terra digital hydrometer with probe from Petsmart. It's manufactured for reptile terrariums, however I am going to use it in my LG styrobator.

    Has anyone ever used this one in their styrobators, and if so how do you like it? Where did you place the probe... on the wire, on the egg turner, or on the cover?

    Here is a link for the one that I picked up today.
    http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/digital_hygrometer.php
     
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  2. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think since it's made to measure air temp to put it on the side if you can and to put it close to the same level as the eggs will be at. How much was it, may I ask?
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    It was $29.99 at Petsmart.

    The matching digital thermometer with probe was $14.99

    I know that temperature's can differ from place to place inside larger incubators, like cold/hot spots, but I didn't know if humidity differs too.
     
  4. twigg

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    Quote:It generally doesn't. It certainly doesn't in a fan assisted incubator.

    Actually, temp generally varies most in small incubators, not large ones. I know this sounds odd, but all large incubators are fan-assisted. It is the smaller, still-air incubators that use a temperature gradient to acheive the correct egg temp.
     
  5. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any where else to pick up one of those hydrometer? [​IMG]
     
  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
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    Quote:Try typing "hydrometer" or "psychometer" into eBay search box.
     
  7. mirecipes

    mirecipes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, I put in both words into google, and this is one of the entries that came up..

    A hydrometer is an instrument for measuring the specific gravity of liquids. A hygrometer is an instrument for measuring the amount of moisture in the air.

    I make wine and I want a hydrometer for that..To show the alcohol level..

    My reptile humidity meter that is in my homemade incubator says Hygrometer on the face [​IMG]

    Wouldn't want you to buy the wrong thing [​IMG]

    Take care!!
    Michelle
     
  8. twigg

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    I meant "hygrometer"
     
  9. DulcyDoll

    DulcyDoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Flukers Thermometer and Hygrometer (all in one) for my chameleon, and I will be using it for my incubator as well. It reads perfectly, never more than .5*/% from my analog. Its small and great! It doesnt have a probe, so you have to put it inside the incubator, but it works.

    Got it for $12 from a guy on my chameleon forum..if anyone wants one, let me know!

    Here's a link
    http://www.onlinepetdepot.com/fluker-digital-hygrometer-thermometer-p-2995.html
     
  10. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    HELLO, Wal-mart. Go to the aisle where the outside thermometers are and there is one that is a magnetic clip on one for like 6-10 bucks. size wise it is like 2 inches by 3 inches. These work Awesome. We clipped ours to the bar on the turner and it works slick. You can view it from the view windows in the top without even opening up the incubator. We use a lil giant incubator that is styrofoam.

    We also use this in our brooder and the chicks have not destroyed it yet! (keyword YET!) the nice part about this is you can clip it on or magnetize it on or hang it from the screen at the top.
     

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