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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jeaucamom, Dec 25, 2007.
Do you use an additional thermometer/hygrometer or just rely on the one that comes with???
I'd junk that one and go to Walmart and get an accurite thermometer/hygrometer combonation.
I went and bought an Acurite thermometer with the humidity reading also - plus an additional thermometer that just read the temp. I have one in one corner and the other thermometer in an opposite corner. Good luck on hatching.
I got the accurite combo with both indoor and outdoor temperature/humidity which has a sensor for the outdoor. I place the outdoor sensor in the incubator. The read out station is on my desk. I can keep a check on the temperature and humidty in the incubator at my desk and not have to keep running to the other room. The read out station also has a light that lughts it up so I don't have to turnon any lights at night. I works great. When I'm using the incubator I place the sensor outside and keep an eye on the outdoor temp.
You just have to know if the one you get has the probe that reads temp and humidity (the more expensive ones) or just temp. The $12 one that most people get at WallyWorld made by AcuRite has the probe that reads temp, but to read humidity, you must have the entire unit in the bator.
I don't rely on the thermometer that came with the unit. I got the AcuRite at Walmart and another digital with a probe to put in the water weisel.
I just finished a test hatch with the 1588. I bought a thermometer/hydrometer because I knew the house was very dry and I wanted to know the humidity in the bator.
I really didn't even need the thermometer. I turned on the incubator, put in the eggs and never adjusted the temperature at all. I did have to add a bit more water than the instructions said though and did rely on the hydrometer I bought at the hardware store.
this question caught my eye as my dh got me a 1588 with a 1611 for Christmas. That means I should go get a different hydrometer? What about the wiggler thing Cyn? do I need to get that too? I haven't taken it out of the box yet as I don't want to hatch before Feb.
Hummm, Yours came with a hydrometer? Mine didn't. It just came with a little thermometer. That's why I bought a hydrometer.
The instructions said the thermometer may not be as accurate as the thermostat.
I don't think temperature in this incubator is meant to be adjusted during incubation. Based on my test hatch (with auto turner) where 6 out of eight eggs hatched (one was unfertile, one stopped around day 8), I don't see any need for a water wiggler.
Based on my little test hatch, I really like this incubator. What results have others had with this incubator?