Raising the Temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flawedatdesign, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 18, 2011
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    Okay Incubator is holding at 92 degrees and 50 % humidity,



    I have a 60 watt bulb should I go up to a 75 watt?


    Also with all the Humidity post what is a normal range for incubating?
     
  2. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Do you have a thermostat?
     
  3. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have a T-stat . I may just not be patient enough.
     
  4. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Quote:I would say 100 watt then... What type of thermostat??? Wafer or water? And it may take a little patience and watching buuuut it will be well worth it... [​IMG]
     
  5. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the cheap water heater one from Lowe's. It's up to 98 now. I spilled some water in the bottom and humidity is at 52 but don't want to open it up to dry it out till I stabilize the temp.
     
  6. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Hmmmm....... Well 52% isn't high unless ur dry hatching.. At least I don't believe so.. My tiny lil eggs take 50-65%... You could do 75watt or 100watt whichever you prefer... Just make sure the t-stat is close to the bulb... Less variations with temp... IT WORKS XD I learned this lesson late on so I might now have dead chicks.. But 100 watt would make it heat up faster an keep the temp more stable... IMO... I use a 100watt.... And now that I have moved my t-stat I have maybe 1 degree variation..
     

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