- May 7, 2012
OK I have 3 thermometers. 2 mercury and one digital. So one of the mercs is the one that came with the LG bator. This is my second hatch. It was holding steady at 102 and my digital was holding steady at 100--they are at a different level. I calibrated all 3 therms at the beginning and they read the same temperature at room temp. Anyway one day last week my original merc dropped to 98 with the digital holding steady. So I put another merc therm in there. It is a fish tank therm and a little hard to read. It was reading 102. Then the next day the fish tank merc therm read 104. I was a little worried about how high it was. I am on day 15 of the incubation at this point. So then I just took both merc therms out and put them at the same level at room temperature. Sure enough there was about a 4 degree difference. So I just left them out and relied on the digital which was still holding steady at 100. Now today my digital says that the temp spiked to 102 so I threw in the merc therm again. The original one says 100 and the fish tank therm says 106 but now the digital is back down to 100. I just don't know what to believe or do!!!! I have not touched the pot adjuster on the bator. I am inclined to just leave it alone but I am hating all the variances!! I need a therm I can trust!!!