I need a serious hygrometer...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by slickchik, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. slickchik

    slickchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a Brinsea spot check thermometer but I am at a loss for a really good hygrometer. I am using one from walmart and one from incubator warehouse. When I calibrated them via the salt method, I got inconsistent results. I don't know if either one is correct.

    Seriously, which hygrometer do I buy?
    One like this?
    The Lyon Spirit Incubator Hygrometer
    http://shilala.homestead.com/therm.html
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can use any of them. If you calibrated them, and found out it read 5% too low, then you allow for that, and you can use any cheap hygrometer. Even the best ones should be calibrated.
     
  3. slickchik

    slickchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I calibrated one it was 5% too high and the other was 6% low but when I put them into the bator, those numbers didn't match up with the readings i was getting...
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If you are pretty close, then that's good enough on humidity. The temp is more important than humidity, which has quite an acceptable range.
     
  5. Spore

    Spore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always relied on Oregon Scientific.
     

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