Incubator help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DreamchaserT, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. DreamchaserT

    DreamchaserT Just Hatched

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    I bought a digital temp /humidity gauge at TS.
    TS is an hour from me and it was the only one they had.
    Temp is correct I have 2 other thermometers reading the same.
    My problem is humidity.
    I have a flat round pan full of water with a sponge.
    And humidity stays at 16%
    I added another wet sponge and nothing changed.
    Surely with all that I should be higher.
    For now I'm stuck til I can get a new gauge in mail.
    What to do ?
    Egg in there. :(
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Until you can get another, keep an eye on the air cell. If it's not getting bigger like it should be, reduce the surface area of the water. If it's getting too big too quickly, increase the surface area.

    Also, if you have extra thermometers. you could use a wet bulb reading to track humidity instead of a hygrometer until you get a new one.

    If you can order online, I recommend this one:

    https://smile.amazon.com/AcuRite-00...ords=accurite+temperature+and+humidity+sensor

    It's what I use and I've found them to be very accurate.
     
  3. DreamchaserT

    DreamchaserT Just Hatched

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    Thank you going to check it out :)
    Egg has only been in 2 days so not ready to candle.
    Its a test run :)
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    You might want to add some more eggs if you just have the one. One lone chick will be no fun to raise if it hatches for you.
     
  5. DreamchaserT

    DreamchaserT Just Hatched

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    Lol...its a duck egg and if they lay more I will.
    One baby duck would be with me about 24-7 lol
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2017

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