Temperature range in thermometers

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

  1. seventreesfarm

    seventreesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2012
    Everson, WA
    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

    Sep 24, 2012
    The coop
    I'd say glass or digital...... in my opinion. I would say take some more readings to be safe!

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