Hygrometer/Thermometer question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jenichick, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a combination digital thermometer/hygrometer with one probe. (Most of the ones available now are wireless).... anyway when I put the probe in the water weasel, I know the probe will be reading the temp inside there. Where is the humidity reading coming from -- the probe inside the water weasel or the air in the incubator. My device reads temp, inside and outside and humidity...

    does that make any sense? How can it read the humidity acurrately if it's in the weasel?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The hygrometer part is inside the actual unit, not the probe. You need to sit the entire unit inside the bator to get the humidity reading, if you have the most common one and not one of the very expensive ones. Is it this one?
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  3. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Cynthia,

    I can't see your pic, but I'm sure it's basic because it only cost $12 at Lowes. It's a little larger than a deck of cards. Has clock too.

    Ok so I set it inside the box with the weasel, probe in the weasel. It's going to be hard to fit it where I can see with the turner in there. I'm curious where other people put theirs when they have an auto turner?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, you described it exactly. The clock can read the time or read temp as well. I'm sure that's it. I have smaller hygrometers I put inside the bator now, unless I'm using my homemade one, which has plenty of room for the entire thermo/hygro unit. When I use my Hovabator, the probe goes in the weasel and I use a smaller hygro to read humidity because I have an autoturner in the Hova.
     
  5. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll see if I can get it to fit in there somehow, if not maybe I'll use this one for the temp, and buy a smaller one for humidity. Thanks again.
     

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