Low temp incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by electrikass, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. electrikass

    electrikass New Egg

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    I want to try low incubation temperatures say 36 oc . Could anyone advise , who has that experience ? I just want practicals. Could i go ahead or i could use the general knowledge common to everyone. Long live BYC.
     
  2. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
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    Quote:i would post this under Incubating & Hatching Eggs you will get more people
     
  3. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think 36 C is 96.8 F. I didn't even know you could incubate (on purpose) at those temps. The only times I go that low is on accident.
     
  4. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
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    Out of curiosity why would you want to incubate at a lower temp?

    Low temperatures can kill embryos. I'm not sure if 96 - 97 would be low enough to kill them but it would definitely slow down development. I would guess it would push your hatch out by at least a couple of days. I recall a link posted here to a University site that was compiled to help people figure out what happened to cause bad hatch rates, deformities, etc. I wish I could find it, maybe someone else can post it if they know what I'm talking about. Anyway, what I recall from reading it is that temperature issues were responsible for many of the problems encountered when incubating. While I can't remember the specific issues significantly low temps can cause I wouldn't be surprised if it caused developmental problems in addition to hatch rate problems. While I'm only speculating here, I'm guessing that at the very least your hatch rate would go down because you're making it more difficult for the embryos to thrive so you would likely have more quitters.
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    anything under 97 for a long time is bad.
     
  6. Arielle

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