TEMP ?'s

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by buzzard chick, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 thermometers in the incubator, The digital Fluker's reads 100, the mercury hovabator reads 97 and the other is an amphibian thermometer reading 97ish. Wich should I trust?, all hygrometers are reading the same. Thanks for any ideas.

    Jen:barnie

    Nevermind... I figured it out! LOL
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2008
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tell me what you found out please!
    I am having variations of 10 degrees!
     
  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think the variations are okay. Ihave humidty therm and air temp gauge and wiggler.all remain within .05 of eachother...........it is the bigger numbered differences that make it scarey..........comign from a newbie on hatching that is.............
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:My opinion is go with the hovabator themo. The location of the thermometers
    make a big difference also. My Flukers usually read high than the good old
    fashioned mercury type (or whatever chemical they are using these days).
     
  5. Again, curious...

    Glad you got it figured out, Jen.
    Good luck!
    Lisa
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    These were sitting on my kitchen table for an hour so they had plenty
    of time to settle. Actual temp was 68. Notice the $5 gold thermometer?

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  7. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The information is really helpful.
    Purple Chicken - how did you know the "real" temp of 68?
    And I stopped by Walmart tonight and no hygometers or thermometers, where and what to buy?
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:I used a Fluke infrared gun with an additional probe. It's a $200 tool I use
    for doing thermal analysis on power systems. It told me the surface temp of the
    table, the thermometers and the probe told me the air temp. 68 degrees is an
    average but should have a tolerance within +/- .5%.
     
  9. [​IMG] , sorry for the disruption.
     
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  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    LOL, I use a Fluke tool to measure stuff too. There's an abundance of them at home so I grab one and add the temp probe... it's awfully funny to use a Fluke 289 as a thermometer though... since it's made for much more stuff...
     

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