Temp question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilverSage, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. SilverSage

    SilverSage Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been tweaking my homemade incubator according to some suggestions that I received on here and have a question.[​IMG] My air temps are 5-10 degrees higher than my wet bulb temp. Which one should I go by?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Is one sitting higher than the other?
     
  3. sewincircle

    sewincircle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The air temp should never get above 103 or below 97 for any length of time. The temperature reading of the wet bulb will be less than a dry thermometer because evaporation of water cools the thermometer.
    So keep an eye on both in my opinion. Good luck!!!
     
  4. j.luetkemeyer

    j.luetkemeyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe a wet bulb thermometer is specifically used to measure humidity levels. The difference between the wet bulb and the dry thermometer can be looked up on a chart to give you relative humidity.
     

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