Need help getting Humidity up

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jwatts, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all, I am trying to get the humidity up in my homemade incubator but I can't seem to get it high enough for lock down. I'm doing dry runs now,I have 2 pans (6"x12" and 3"x14") filled with water and sponges along with 2 Mason jars filled. I can only get 50% humidity. Is there anything else I can do do get higher percentages? Thank you for your time. [​IMG]
     
  2. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you are trying everything I would suggest. Try using hot water. That will give you steam.
     
  4. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Kuch, I did, I was getting some condensation on the lower part of glass too. I just can't seem to get it high enough. Maybe I'm not spongworthy,lol. ( an old seinfield pun)
     
  5. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put some hot water in from the kettle and I was able to get the humidity up,but naturally my temp jumped to 102. I will see what happens in a few hrs.
     
  6. Belott

    Belott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only suggestion I have is to try standing the sponges on their side to where they are not submersed. A wicking effect and will give you more surface area.


    David
     
  7. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thank you,I'll try that
     
  8. Kage

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    You can try getting a Humidikit? I use that w/ my Hovabator 1588
     

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