Probe thermometer for wiggler?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cozycritters, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What thermometer works best for the water wiggler?
     
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, if you can get ahold of an old mercury thermometer.those work great......I found one similar at a local feed store.........it had paper on it but i just rolled the paper in a little and it is working great.............my first hatch I used a meat thermometer [​IMG] it worked fine....... just watch out for the pointy end not to break the wiggler [​IMG]
     
  3. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! I got these great meat thermometers, but I wasn't sure they would work!
     
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It did work for me........ but look around still for a regular one......the do make them like the old mecury ones.just hard to find , at least it was for me.....good luck [​IMG]
     
  5. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok! I have a hard time reading the old ones, but I'll see if I can swipe some from my MIL [​IMG]
     
  6. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
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    WARNING!!!
    THE WIGGLER WILL SQUIRT THE THERM. OUT!! I LOST AN EGG THAT WAY!
    I left the lid up on my incubator when I was trying to situate the wiggler, and it shot the therm. out! Fell on a 'good' egg.... [​IMG]
    Best Wishes.
     
  7. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:SO true.....so be careful when you place it in there........thanks parsonswife for reminding us of that !
     
  8. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :eek:

    Thanks for warning me!
     

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