Thermometers readings-- ok temp?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by agto, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. agto

    agto Songster

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    I'm using a styrofoam box to make an incubator. (I am completely new at this.) I have a digital kitchen thermometer and one that I bought from Menards that is a thermometer and hygrometer. I'm also using a water heater thermostat and pc fan.

    So my thermostat shuts the light off when my digital thermometer reads 100 degrees F. And the hygrometer/thermometer reads right around 100 as well. The digital thermometer then quickly drops temp until it's around 90. But the thermometer/hygrometer goes down a lot slower.

    Is this ok? Any tips?

    Thanks.
     
  2. linkedsilas

    linkedsilas In the Brooder

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    Im new to hatching eggs as well and all I can tell you is that those digital thermometers will drive you INSANE. I found myself checking the 2 different ones all the time and then being neurotic about which one was correct. I finally added an old fashioned non digital thermometer in there and just adjusted the temperature between the 2 digital and look at the old one for piece of mind.
     
  3. agto

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    Thanks! Yup just going off the off fashion thermometer but using the digital as an alarm if the incubator gets to warm.
     
  4. nurse_turtle

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    I highly recommend using old school glass thermometers over digital.
     

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