incubator

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  1. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    It's completed and running. Styrofoam box, 2 x 40 W bulbs, thermostat in middle, computer fan blowing across, small heat shield to deflect heat back towards thermostat. My temps (without eggs) are cycling between 99.1 and 100.0 with a incubator warehouse thermometer/hygrometer with probe at "egg level". Other thermometers I have tried include: rectal mercury thermometer, digital medical thermometer, with quite a bit of variance. Anyone out there use the incubator warehouse one like mine, or have better luck with a different type. Is my temp good or should I boost it just a tiny bit. After the eggs are in and developing, will their metabolism change my readings any???
     

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