I need help with some glossary terms

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crysmom, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. crysmom

    crysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Water wiggler? what's that

    Water Weasel?

    wet bulb thermometer?

    Thanks

    I"m getting a circulated air hovabator with an auto turner and I ordered a flukers thermometer/hydrometer but I don't know what those terms up there are and need help [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    This orange thing is a water wiggler/weasel/weiner, whatever the toy brand calls it. You put the temp probe and it simulates the temp inside the egg since the air temp fluctuates faster than interior egg temp.
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    Wet bulb is a thermometer that is wrapped on the tip with cotton or other material to tell the humidity in the bator.
     
  3. crysmom

    crysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ah hah! I was starting to think it was something like that [​IMG] i'll have to pick one up

    the wet bulb thermometer I won't need right? if I have a hydrometer or how ever you spell it
     
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  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, you don't need it if you have a hydrometer, just make sure it is calibrated. The one time I measured humidity I used the wet bulb method. Then I said, whatever, and have yet to ever measure the humidity again. (I just look at the air cell development.)
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Most humidity instructions are 'dry' bulb and relative humidity. "Wet bulb" is a higher reading, so just make sure you know what your aiming for based on what you are using. A standard thermometer/hygrometer requires a relative (dry) reading of about 50% humidity for the first 18 days and around 70% the last 3 days of incubation.

    If you use the water wiggler, the appropriate temp is 99.5% F, regardless of any other instructions.

    FYI..this is in reference to chickens eggs.

    Jody
     
  6. crysmom

    crysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay that's good to know and yes its chicken eggs I"m referring to
     

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