Problems with lighting in incubator help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jakrzz, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Jakrzz

    Jakrzz Out Of The Brooder

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    So I've got the whole homemade styrofoam incubate set up and when I put the thermometer/hygrometer in and checked on it later, it said 109!

    It's only a 40 watt white bulb and is on the other side of my incubator.

    I've tried aiming the fan at the thermometer, poking good sized holes..

    Any ideas? Lower wattage? Thermometer malfunction?
     
  2. GAQuail

    GAQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a thermostat in your homemade incubator to regulate the temperature?
     
  3. Jakrzz

    Jakrzz Out Of The Brooder

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    Well it's just a digital thermostat that measure temp and humidity. I tried venting in many different fashions.. But nothing got it right.
    And inside the incubator itself doesn't feel all that hot, especially not 109! Maybe it's just a faulty thermometer. I'm gonna try a red bulb and see if that works out
     
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    sounds like a digital thermometer not a thermostat

    spend 20 bucks on an stc-1000 thermostat and you will no longer have to worry

    check out the bordeax bator in my link below

    good luck
     
  5. GAQuail

    GAQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A thermometer/hygrometer measures temp and humidity. A thermostat regulates the temperature. Its sounds like you don't have a thermostat in your incubator. A thermostat would turn the heat source (light bulb in your case) on and off to control the temperature.
     
  6. Jakrzz

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    Sorry [​IMG] I meant thermometer the whole time.. Idk why I've been saying thermostat!
    But I finally got it under control, turns out my thermometer/hygrometer is 100% accurate with humidity but is off 2-3 degrees. So when it says 103 it's really 100 or 99!
     

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