I cant get the humidity down!!! HELP!!!

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  1. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Using a lil giant bator and just put eggs in lockdown- humidity is 70!!! Barely any water in the bottom and both plugs out. What else can I do to get it lower- I dont want them to drown...
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    70% is not horrible, most people actually lockdown at 75%. Personally I have had better luck with 60% at lockdown. I do not think you are going to really have a problem at 70%. You can open the incubator for just a second, I know it is a big no no but I have done it before to get temp down/humidity down, just do not leave it open for any extended period of time. Usually just pop a viewing window open for a few seconds and that seems to fix it.

    edited for spelling/mistyped words.
     
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  3. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BIG SIGH--- Thank you !!!
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Yeah you are good! [​IMG] Now if it gets to 35% freak out. Did you calibrate the hygrometer first?
     
  5. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Wish mine would stay on the higher end. On lockdown with mine I add water to all resevoirs and 2 sponges to achieve 60% and still end up with a syringe and tubing in the vent hole putting water in the resevoirs/rewetting sponges!
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I feel your pain!!! I have recently come across information that is good news. Use a maxi pad!!!! IT WORKS!!!!!!
     
  7. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How do you do that??
     
  8. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Quote:I feel your pain!!! I have recently come across information that is good news. Use a maxi pad!!!! IT WORKS!!!!!!

    I seen that on here the other day somewhere and thought I would give it a try for this next lockdown on the 18th of this month.
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:How do you do that??

    There is a recipe for it that requires, I believe, 1/2 cup salt and 1/4 water in a coffee mug - stir, put the mug and the hygrometer in a large baggie and seal it for 12 hours. It is supposed to read 75. Go up or down from there. IE: The thing reads 50% it is off by 25% so adjust accordingly.
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I feel your pain!!! I have recently come across information that is good news. Use a maxi pad!!!! IT WORKS!!!!!!

    I seen that on here the other day somewhere and thought I would give it a try for this next lockdown on the 18th of this month.

    Do it!!! I am incubating ducks now and they require more humidity, and I live in a VERY dry climate and I able to maintain 60%.
     

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