Making an egg simulator for your incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by griffin45, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is only in the thought process right now...

    Get plastic Easter Egg, add ballistic gellatin, insert probe... any thoughts?

    Recipe for Ballistic Gel:
    1 pd of gellatin (Knox)
    1 gal of cold water

    Mix thouroughly trying not to introduce to much air.

    Put in fridge for 2 hours. (Bloom)

    heat to 130 Degrees F, stirring slow again try not to introduce air.(melting)

    Pour in mold, let it firm up.

    Now I know that that is way to big of a batch, but when you mix the water and the Knox gellatin it should be the consistency of thick grits or tapioca.
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I don't know. I use a water wiggler. They're ready made and only cost about a dollar.
     
  3. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I add up the gas used to find the water wiggler as opposed to Knox gelatin, the gelatin wins... if it works!
     
  4. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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  5. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that link....I just put an offer on 3 of them at 1.50 each! [​IMG]
     
  6. Jayon

    Jayon Out Of The Brooder

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  7. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get them at Walmart near the bubbles in the summer and also at the dollar stores. [​IMG]
     

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