incubator and thermometors

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eman, May 18, 2007.

  1. eman

    eman In the Brooder

    May 18, 2007
    Burton, Ohio
    I am new here so please excuse my ignorance...

    I built an incubator out of a tote using a light bulb, dimmer switch, and a computer fan to circulate the air. I went out to Home Depot and purchased a digital thermometer with humitiy gauge but was not confident with its accuracy so I purchased another digital thermometer from petssmart. I can keep a contstant temp in the bater but the two thermometers differ. The one from Home Depot reads 102 deg and the one from pets smart reads 99.4 deg.

    I guess my question is how accurate do I have to be temperature wise? Should I split the difference?

  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I just made one on tuesday and I have 4 themometers in it I had two but they were so off from each other. I then bought the two round ones from petsmart its for reptiles. They read the same as the acurite one from walmart. I have the acurite with a probe and I placed it in the water wiggler. It took me 3 days to get it right. So I'm going by the acurite one from walmart. I decided to do a trial run with just 4 eggs to see how it goes first.


    Last edited: May 18, 2007

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