Question about the temp sensor in the incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marcuscarr, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my homebuilt incubator, I have an electronic temp sensor that turns the light blub on and off.

    Should the sensor probe be inside, or outside the water wiggler?

    The thermometer probe will be in the water wiggler of course, but I am concerned about the probe that controls the light bulb.

    Thanks,
    Marcus
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I would keep it outside of the wiggler. Reason being is the wiggler will be slow to change temps and is an indication of what you want in the egg. The air temp is what can change fast and you want the thermometer controling heating to be in that air so the temp in the wiggler changes even less or not at all.
     
  3. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet, I will go change it. Thanks!
     

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