incubator question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dbrberry, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. dbrberry

    dbrberry Out Of The Brooder

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    i built my first styrfoam incubator and am running it now. i'm using missprissy's ideas. i've got the water wiggler and probe just as she said. now i have a question. my egg temp is staying at 99.3 - 99.1 but my air temp. is only about 95 with my humity is at 58% what am i doing wrong.

    i forgot to mention and not really for sure if it's gonna matter but i have my light under where my eggs are gonna go. could that be making the difference. as long as i can keep my egg temp good do i have to worry about my air temp?
     
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  2. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    Palmer, Alaska
    I found this on MissPrissys' thread: She wrote;

    Air temps change a lot quicker than liquid temps in the egg. If your water wiggler thingy is stable at 99.5 nothing else matters as much. however if you temp swings are big you need space filler. jars of warm water to act as a heat sink.

    If that dosen't help, I would go back and re-read the thread, I know the answer has to be there.[​IMG]
    Good Luck!
    Oh, and [​IMG]
     
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  3. dbrberry

    dbrberry Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you i thought i read that to but couldn't find it again. guess i just over looked it.
     

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