Incubator questions

rosaroca

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I am apparently very incubator impaired. Lol I have a Brisnea Mini Eco and find it very hard to get the temp right and even when I do it changes all the time from 99-106 degrees. I also have a Magicfly Digital Mini and for some reason every time I take the top off to candle an egg or whatever, I can’t get the lid back on right so that the turner works. Any advice?
 

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I am apparently very incubator impaired. Lol I have a Brisnea Mini Eco and find it very hard to get the temp right and even when I do it changes all the time from 99-106 degrees. I also have a Magicfly Digital Mini and for some reason every time I take the top off to candle an egg or whatever, I can’t get the lid back on right so that the turner works. Any advice?
I'm not familiar with that incubator but 106 will quickly kill an embryo.
 

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That's good to hear. With some incubators with finicky controls and low wattage heat elements they can be all over the board without something inside as a heat sink, like eggs.
 

rosaroca

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That's good to hear. With some incubators with finicky controls and low wattage heat elements they can be all over the board without something inside as a heat sink, like eggs.

Really? So it might have fluctuated so much because there were no eggs in it?
 

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Possibly. I'm not there so I really can't reliably assess the situation.
The incubators I described can fluctuate. A heat sink like bricks or water bottle or eggs will help regulate temperature because they are holding heat.
 

rosaroca

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Possibly. I'm not there so I really can't reliably assess the situation.
The incubators I described can fluctuate. A heat sink like bricks or water bottle or eggs will help regulate temperature because they are holding heat.

good to know. Thank you so much. I’ll try it again with a water bottle before I try eggs in it
 

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