Janoel 12 humidity to high 70% - help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Whiteewolf, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Whiteewolf

    Whiteewolf In the Brooder

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    Hi everybody,
    I know there is alot of other posts about the janoel 12 but i haven't really found much helpful advise...
    I am currently running it at 37.5 (but it fluctuates madly during day to evening and can get down to 37.1 and up to 37.9, it is in a temperature stable part of the house).
    I have followed all the instructions and added 200ml warm water but the humidity is still far to high my thermometers are reading 70% humidity(I am hatching courtinix quail).
    I really don't want my hatch to turn out like last time (9/16 fertile eggs hatched) and unfortunately I don't have enough money to buy a proper incubator.
    Is there any settings I can adjust to help lower humidity ?
     
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  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Try not adding so much water, instead of 200ml cut it in half 100ml or as much as needed to get in the range of 40 to 45% RH.
    The temperature part is the hardest part to get stable, I don't have a Janoel so I'm not much help with the temp, maybe some of the peeps that do will chime in and be able to advise you on the temp.
     
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  3. Thatothercrazychickenlady

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    Incubator instructions are not always very accurate. Try adding less water or if there is a way to decrease the amount of surface area your water reaches. Like in my little giant I have 5 water channels. I fill only 2 while incubating. Sorry I’m not familiar with your incubator and couldn’t be more help.
     
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  4. Whiteewolf

    Whiteewolf In the Brooder

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    @007Sean Thank you very much I will try adding less water .
    @Thatothercrazychickenlady that is actually very helpful, although I don't have channels( it just gets poured into the bottom it does give me an idea, I can probably make a channel to pour water into!
     
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  5. krasi

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    Hi there, I have a Janoel 12 and pretty good hatch rates from it. What I do in order to regulate the humidity is place a small sponge at the bottom of the incubator and add 1/2 to 1 tsp of water to it on a daily basis. That tends to keep humidity constant and you can experiment with the amount of water you add, depending on the humidity levels you are trying to achieve. I hand-turn the eggs so I find it easy to keep an eye on humidity and temperature. I only remove the sponge during lockdown and add water normally. Re: the temperature, I've never had problems with temperature fluctuations. What I do is wrap the lower part of the incubator (where the eggs are) with a small blanket. That helps it to keep the temperature constant. Do not wrap the whole incubator in a blanket because it will overheat. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
     
  6. Rockporters

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    I used the Janoel 12 for my first hatch. 6 out of 7 hatched, so pretty good results.

    I did a dry incubation. It didn’t go over 24% which was fine, and it created very good air cells. Although, I don’t know about doing it with quail eggs.

    You should invest in a thermometer and hygrometer, and make sure they are accurate. The digital display is horribly inaccurate.

    Good luck!
     
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  7. Whiteewolf

    Whiteewolf In the Brooder

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    Don't suppose you could recommend a thermometer you think is good?
     
  8. Rockporters

    Rockporters Songster

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    Well, I am a perfectionist with occasional ocd tendencies LOL. It turns out that well calibrated is difficult to find. So... I have a glass “people” thermometer that accurately took my temp. I throw it in and check it every few days. I at least know the max temp the incubator hit the last few days. I have a small digital, and a bigger digital, that do both temp and humidity. From testing I know the temp is only off by 1degree from the incubator. The humidity is within 5%, so I just take an avg.

    While using the Janoel I taped one of the little ones to the tray, then in lockdown I kept 1 of them on each side of the eggs. The Janoel can vary a lot, I found it best to stay on the low side for temps.

    These are the thermometers/hygrometers I bought:

    AcuRite 02067M Digital... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0AGWAC/?tag=backy-20

    Veanic 4-Pack Mini Digital... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GNMKYCZ/?tag=backy-20

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2NQ4W5/?tag=backy-20
     
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  9. Rockporters

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    Btw during lockdown sponges dried out to quickly. I used a small was cloth. I also used a tube and syringe to get hot water in without needing to open the incubator.
     
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  10. Bookworm0124

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    What kind of tube do you use? I've been having trouble all lock down with mine keeping the humidity up. I have a separate thermometer and humidity reader I am using as well.
     
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