impact of low temps??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mediazeal, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. mediazeal

    mediazeal Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    I have a new to me old incubator. It is an old, old sportsman type.
    we rewired and tested and it seems to work great.
    I have just 2 eggs in it (the rest are in a Brinsea and they didn't fit)

    Anyway, as I learn to find the temp on this thing with no exact dials... I bought an indoor/outdoor wireless digital temp/hum and it says it is staying at 98.2
    Humidity is ok
    Is it just too low and I'm just creating an environment for them to spoil? or will they just hatch a day later, etc.
    Your experience is most welcome
    what I thought I could do was pop these in with the Brinsea eggs on day 7/8 when I candle and see after that if there is room in the Brinsea for them.

    thanks for your input
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2009
  2. Hi! At 98.2 you will probabably see eggs try to start and stop --- blood rings if they were fertile and viable.
    Can you adjust the temperature?
  3. Billy7871

    Billy7871 Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    I found out that my digital thermometer was 2 degrees of on day 17. Thats about 97.5-98 degrees mine was. I had 26 eggs to start and only 8 hatched and the first one was on day 21 and the last one was 2 days late. they are all fine so far. they are 2 weeks old now. I will learn from my mistake and check the thermometer next time. Good luck
  4. mediazeal

    mediazeal Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Quote:I can
    it just is a chance it will be too high next since it is all 'blind'
    I'm not sure which way the wafer threads turn to make the 'kill switch' shut it back off
    I want to shut it off at 100
    and set the temp to 99.5

    when I tried it yesterday (had to adjust them both up) it was at 100.2 and was perhaps going to keep climbing
    I will try again especially if you think they won't make it at this temp
    thanks for the advice!

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