new hatching unit help please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pinkado, May 28, 2011.

  1. pinkado

    pinkado Out Of The Brooder

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    so, after my great time hatching my ducks my Bf got loads of phesant eggs, so, they wouldnt all fit in my little incubator, so i made one, i got a reptile tank, and lights, normal ones, 40 wat and a thermostate crontoler and reader, styrofoam bin and put eggs in, put a blanket around the tank as glass looses heat, and then stuck all on, the thermostate is set to 100deg F and it clicking on and off nicely, now, i did notice, i put another digital reader in and its reading a little low in some spots, wich i figure is normal as it cant all be the one temp , so what would be considered safe temp variations, i get 95.8 deg lowest and 102.4 higest, but the thermostate reader is right above the eggs, so i get the truest reading to control the lights
     
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    pinkado Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, good, info there, im not going to listen to my digital thermometer,as the thermostate controler is clicking on and off nicely, and it was very expensive, so i figure thats reading right
     
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    right, i took my eggs and candled them, some have veins, some have what could be veins and some not, i did a quick jimmy job, adding a blanket wall to block off the unused side of my tank and temp is a steady 98.9 deg, which i know by looking at my bulb themometer is perfect, as the liquid is right on my mark for perfect temp, so, i think i might be ok, i just hope my temp fluctuations didnt do to much damage, were only on day 6 of incubation
     

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