This seems to be a popular subject right now, and I have a few more Q's. When I put my eggs into the bator, I noticed that it took about 3 hours for the incubator to get the eggs up to the temperature that the bator was before they were put in.. What I mean by that is that my temp was constant, then I put in eggs, then the temp went down and worked its way up for 3 hrs, then it was the same temp it was before I put in the eggs. Whew, OK. Now my Q: If I want to raise the temp in the bator, how long does it take until you know how much you raised it - as it seems that it could take as long as 3 hours.. Does anyone know? Next Q: I thought that my thermometer was supposed to be at the top of the eggs. Now I see on-line, some universities class says lay the thermometer on the wire screen. Where did you put yours for a successful hatch? Thank You for reading through my long questions!