Thermometer problems and questions about Hovabator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by youngenbreeder, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. youngenbreeder

    youngenbreeder Out Of The Brooder

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    I have got 2 glass thermometers in my new hovabator 1602N, both sitting next to eachother on top of the turner, and the one i got with the incubator (the 1825 Thermometer) says 99 degrees F and the other a glass mercural thermometer that i bought from the chemist for $8 says 103.8 degrees F. Which one should i trust more? Should i turn it down a bit? This is my first incubation and i want everything to go smoothly. The hovabator has been running since monday and has had hardly any fluctuations. I have the eggs coming monday and a digital thermometer and hygrometer coming in the mail of ebay on monday also. When that comes where should i put it in the hovabator? Thanks in advance, as i am new to incubating and excited to hatch some eggs.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

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    youngenbreeder Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks just calibrated them and the murcury one was a bit sketchy for some reason. so i used a medical themometer and calibrated the one i got with the incubator and that one was spot on. so i just bought another from the pet shop for 3 buks and its good too, so now im all good. thanks for reply.
     
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