Need help with humidity specifics!

Mothacluckerrr

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Feb 25, 2020
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I'm hoping someone with more experience can answer some curiousity type questions I have regarding the specifics of humidity and when things are NOT ideal, for any number of reasons (mine being that we have frequent power outages and there's often downtime while I get the generator started and run the cord back).

So, in your experience, how much of a drop in humidity really negatively affected your hatch rates? How low did it have to get? How do some people run dry hatches with success... if any drop in humidity is said to be so terrible? How much time has to pass with the humidity dropped... To affect the hatch?

I'm running a Brinsea Ovation EX and it boosts up again to proper humidity and temperature really fast ... But I still worry so much and these un-google-able questions keep coming up in my mind.

Truly any random stories or advice would be helpful at this point.

Photo of my eggs hatching today!
 

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Willow2253

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How do some people run dry hatches with success... if any drop in humidity is said to be so terrible?
Hi, I’m probably not qualified to answer all of your questions, being pretty new to hatching myself, but this one I can answer. People in some climates are able to dry hatch because the ambient humidity is high enough that they don’t need to add water to the incubator to maintain humidity at a good level. Warm air is able to hold more water, so it’s usually warmer, wetter climates that you can do this in.
 

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