Thermometer and bottle of sand question...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by faerielady, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. faerielady

    faerielady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2009
    Oklahoma
    I've heard on this board about putting the probe end of the thermostat in a pill bottle full of sand in order to tell the temp "inside the egg". Has anybody noticed that their bottle of sand appears to get kinda sticky/wet? Is this normal? Does this affect the reading of the thermometer?
     
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:Ive never tried that, but I assume its because of the humidity in the incubator.

    I dont think it would really affect it, because the eggs are experiencing the SAME amount of humidity (dampness.)


    I have never hatched eggs, so these are just my thoughts, and if they need correction, feel free! [​IMG]
     

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