Temp Problems.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tristancolli, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so i turned my bator on tonight for the first time in over a year. im a recovering bator addict and im just wondering i've never had this problem but i have 2 different thermometers one is a digital and one is a aquarium. the the digital was only reading 79.5 but the aquarium one was reading 90.... i dunno whats going on
     
  2. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get another thermometer. -shrug- One sounds like its probably off. if they havent been used in a year they could have somehow gotten messed up.
     
  3. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would trust the aquarium before the digital. I too would get another thermometer.
     
  4. free_loader

    free_loader Out Of The Brooder

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    agree the digital is probably bad. but it could also be a number of other things... depending on if the bator is forced air or still, how close the thermometers are to the heating element, etc...
     
  5. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i added a second aquarium thermometer and it reads the same as the first and after a while of being in the bator so did the digital so i dunno if i just have a cheapdigital and it takes like periodic temps or what but all is good now.
     
  6. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 in my bator that I'm testing right now, one is digital, the other is a bulb thermo. they read acouple of degrees different. the digital responds faster than the bulb, both are within the limits for incubation.
     

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