My new Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco - HATCH! pg. 6 (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by raindrop, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. tail_feather

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    8silkies, i think it was brinsea.com. [​IMG]
     
  2. 8silkies

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    Quote:thnx. ill check it out.[​IMG]
     
  3. agentzoey

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    I'm curious if you don't have the auto-turner, how do you turn the eggs?
    I'm tempted to get one even though I'll only have one more hatch this year...I like many of you am so tired of the temp fluctuations in my Hovabator!
     
  4. agentzoey

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    OH Duh, So you rotate the whole incubator? And so what does the turning cradle do?
     
  5. pascopol

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    Quote:The turning craddle swings the whole bator so you don't have to.
     
  6. agentzoey

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    Sorry if I sound ignorant, I've never seen this kind of bator....so how does the water not spill when you turn the bator? [​IMG]
     
  7. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Songster

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    Was just at the Brinsea website and it says they're back in stock!
     
  8. bigjohn

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    Quote:If you fill the reservoir about 1/2 full, it won't spill. I turn my unit slowly and have not had a problem. If you fill it too much it will spill over a bit, but won't hurt anything. There are some very tiny holes that the water can leak out of it is does overflow, so you might want to make sure you have something underneath that can absorb the tiny amount of water if you have it sitting on furniture.

    My is holding perfect humidity and perfect temp. LOVE THIS INCUBATOR!
     
  9. preppy*hippie*chick

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    So if the humidity is automatic, how do you raise it for hatching? Or is that automatic too?
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009
  10. bigjohn

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    I have the ECO. No auto humidity. But I just open or close the vent to increase or decrease humidity. Bought a $6.00 adjustable analogue hygrometer that is working perfectly and is situated inside the incubator at just the right place for me to monitor the humidity levels.
     

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