If I get an incubator without a humidity sensor...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by raindrop, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on the verge of ordering an incubator (thanks, all you BYC enablers [​IMG]), and it does not have a built-in humidity sensor/display.

    Can I buy one somewhere to put in?
    Which one works the best?
    I want to hatch duck eggs.
     
  2. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buy one at Walmart, or Petco. They carry them in the reptile section.
    You will have a successful experience with a hygrometer. Knowledge is power.
    Good luck on your purchase!
    Carolyn
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    If you are getting a table top incubator like a Hova or LG, they do not come with a humidity gauge you have to get one of those separate. Most do not come with a Thermometer. Like a Temp/hygrometer. Springfields, Accurite, Bemis to name acouple.
     
  4. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of ordering the Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco. It comes with a glass thermometer, but no humidity info. How does this figure in the the "wet bulb" and "dry bulb" stuff I am reading about?
     
  5. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, you will want to calibrate your hygrometer to know how accurate it is.
    Here's an excellent site that walks you through it.
    http://exoticpets.about.com/od/herpresources/ss/hygrometer.htm
    Folks will tell you there favorite brand and type. So, you will get more ideas on which brand.
    I have a Radio Shack thermometer/hygrometer and it tested pretty accurate. 2% low
    Carolyn
     
  6. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sure you can buy them at many places. Goodluck, -Jay
     
  7. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raindrop, your incubator choice is right on!!! Good Luck and have fun
     
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