Temperature range in thermometers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seventreesfarm, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. seventreesfarm

    seventreesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting ready to set a batch next week, and have my bator up & running to settle the temps etc.

    I have a digital thermo-hygromter that came with the incubator, an old-fashioned glass thermometer, a wireless digital thermo-hygrometer (Acu-Rite brand), and an analog dual temp/humidity sensor (ZooMed brand) all set up at floor height in the bator.

    It's in a spare room that has the least temperature fluctuations, and the 'seam' is wrapped with saran, as that is a huge source of heat loss for this bator (Hovabator foam forced-air with egg turner).

    Glass: 99.5
    digital: 100.2
    wireless: 101
    analog: 99

    The wireless and analog are the least 'fine-tuned' to read. No decimal point on the wireless and tiny dial on the analog.

    Should I bump it down a tick and take more readings? Which sensor has the best chance of being accurate?
     
  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say glass or digital...... in my opinion. I would say take some more readings to be safe!
     

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