Hi BYC friends! I just got involved on this website a week ago or so & am loving it! I'm doing a project for my son's school, and need to get my eggs set today. I've been waiting for some eggs (from the mail) but after almost a week they haven't shown up so I think I need to go ahead with some other eggs I got on Monday. I've had the incubator plugged in for several days trying to get conditions right. I have the hova bator 1602N which we added a fan to. The GQF thermometer that comes with it shows 98 while an old mercury oral thermometer I put in there reads 100.6. I have them both lying on top of some golf balls to simulate eggs. Which one do I trust? I'm also confused about humidity -- in the hatching instructions on this site I believe it says 60% initially but I read the article on dry incubation & am wondering if that's too high for starting out. Not too tempted to try dry incubation since our air is so dry here (So. Cal). Thanks in advance for your expertise!