Temp/humidity Calibration Help Needed for Newbie-Urgently

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MrsFitzDarcy, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. MrsFitzDarcy

    MrsFitzDarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got a Hovabator, 48-eggs with fan. It also came with an egg turner but I have to buy a new motor for it ... it's on its way.

    My dilemma ...

    I bought a thermomter/humidity sensor from Walmart. It has a probe, but the probe only measures temp, not humidity. So I wedged the thing in the window as such:

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    Sorry about the Celcius reading. The t op number is the probe temp, which is close to the floor of the incubator. The slits for the humidity reading are in the backside of the unit, so they are sticking into the incubator. I don't know where the thermometer is on the unit, so the "indoor" temp (bottom) is probably invalid.

    So the probe temp is reading about 40C/102F, which is too high, right for when I put in the eggs today or tomorrow; however, the analog thermometer was only reading 94F. Which one do I believe?

    And as for humidity, do you think I'm getting an accurate reading at the top of the incubator? With water in the bottom, the humidity was reading about 70%, so I drained the water and now it's about 52% as it says in the pic. How do I level out the humidity? I live in Tucson, AZ. It's monsoon season, so it's higher humidity than the rest of the year, but I can't imagine it will stay humid enough without any water in it, and I also don't want to be constantly taking the top off to add or drain water ...

    HELP!
     

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