Hygrometer Question.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by acy0029, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only had pickling salt on hand so that's what I used.My hygros (two) are both reading 66% they have been in the bag about 18 hours and have held steady for several hours. I know different salts release humidity at different rates could the discrepancy be from the salt? Should I assume the both are accurate?
     
  2. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pickling salt is still Sodium chloride. Difference between it and regular salt is the lack of iodine and its finer. None the less still NaCl. So therefor (if im right) both yours are wrong. Salt created a humidity of 75.3% IIRC which makes yours 9% off
     
  3. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it seem weird that they would both be off by exactly the same amount?
     
  4. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not if they are the same brand. Ive got 10 or so floating around here. Some are off the same amount some are different some off a few % some off alot of %. I would still get some regular salt just to be sure.
     

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