My Hatching Journey: the Adventures of a Complete Newbie

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BantyChooks, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. BYC910

    BYC910 Flock Master Premium Member

    don't worry about the thermometer just do the salt calibration do a compare to another test on the thermo do not put it in water and don' breath on it you got the salt test down?
     
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  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Wouldn't the high humidity in lockdown be bad for it then?
     
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  3. BYC910

    BYC910 Flock Master Premium Member

    let me see If I can post a picture of the thermometer I use in mine I know sally posted pictures of some very similar ones . no mater what you do the thermometer will be off am little . did you calibrate the one you have in the incubator already ? if so after the salt calibration just put the beside each other that will be good enough now remember if you need to adjust the hygro do it without opening the bag . once you open the bag the test is lost . my money is on it will be dead on both my round ones were . the rectangular one needed adjusting .
     
  4. BantyChooks

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    Thanks. The one I have in is a LG that read only 2 degrees off.
     
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  5. BantyChooks

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    And do you mean not to even put it in water for the test with a bag on it?
     
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  6. BYC910

    BYC910 Flock Master Premium Member

    that is exactly what I mean it will be fine in the lock down humidity it can read 99% so that is not a problem pressure on the adjust nob can nock it out of calibration or worse if the bag has a tear and you put in in water it will kill the electronics .not worth the risk to the hygro which is the most valuable of the two . the thermo will only be off a little bit a degree or up or down . remember the ideal calibration temperature is 75 degrees . 24 hours is what I use but if it reaches 75% at twelve hours and holds for an hour you should be good .. if you did the ice test to the thermometer in he incubator just compare the two . safest way . understand ? now I have to feed a hungry hillbilly start your test if you haven't already
     
  7. BantyChooks

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    Ok then. Now I got it.
     
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  8. BantyChooks

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    Just for fun, I temporarily put the thermo in a bit ago.... It went up to 110 like the other, left me scratching my head. Then I turned the temp up, and the temperature fell. :confused:


    ETA: Disregard this post, please. I'm stupider than I thought. Apparently I can't tell which direction arrows go. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Sally Sunshine

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    Quote: BYC910 uses,.....
     
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