Temp Problems.....

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

  1. tristancolli

    tristancolli Songster

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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

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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 Songster

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

    free_loader In 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 Songster

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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

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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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