Thermometers....GAH!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Attack Chicken, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Warming up the bator today I noticed my thermometer that came with it was broken. took it out and put some glue to let it dry. Meanwhile I put 2 other thermometers in there 1 right below each window. On the left side it's reading exactly 100 degrees... on the right one it's reading 104-105 degrees. Not sure which one to agree with? It's a still air incubator and getting 2 dz qual eggs this week so I need it perfect! Gah! darn things!

    What would you do?
     
  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should try a mercury thermometer from your local pharmacy
    they are pretty accurate

    also easy to calibrate
     
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Oh forgot to mention these are the old fashion kind with the mercury not the digital ones. going to get a digital one tomorrow and going to put back the one that came with the bator tomorrow.
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:I am listening intently, never knew you could calibrate a Mercury one ??.

    AL
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I am listening intently, never knew you could calibrate a Mercury one ??.

    AL

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  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    On my BYC page I have an Incubation Cheat Sheet and pics of the thermometers I use and WHY.

    I pitch the ones they come with immediately.

    Sealed in glass is the only way to go.

    Good luck!
     
  7. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Hmm Thats interesting! Never thought of the aquarium ones. I have one of those in my betta tank. I'll take that out tomorrow and put it in there and see what it reads. Right now there just sitting on the wire of the bator. The one that came with my incubator is the one that I've used for about 2 years and it's stapled to clear plastic... Any idea on a good hydrometer? had a battery one w/temp but I'm not sure if it was ever accurate.
     

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