Thermometers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenhatcher89, May 29, 2008.

  1. Chickenhatcher89

    Chickenhatcher89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Acurite digital thermometers in my incubator along with an Acurite mercury thermometer and another similar to it. I am getting a different reading on each one and don't know which one to trust. One says 99 another 104, 100, and another 96. I have an LG 9200 Still Air incubator. Have had great hatches with it up until the last few days when all of Polish eggs did not hatch. I candled them and they seemed to be about fully formed.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Rebecca [​IMG]
     
  2. DaveMN

    DaveMN Out Of The Brooder

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    the thermometers may be just fine. do you have them all next to each other or do you have the probes/sensors in different parts of the incubator?
    i know that before i added the fan option to mine i had hot and cold spots. after adding the fan it evened out and i had better hatches.

    I forgot to mention that since i was not to sure of the thermometer i had in the incubator I purchased a Brinesea digital. it has a probe that i could slide into one of the vent holes and check temps with. Gave me peace of mind that temps were fairly consistent throughout.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2008
  3. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I know what U are saying. Seems like at times I had more thermometers in the bator than eggs. Well I fixed that! I ordered a ASTM 18F thermometer 94*-108* 1/10 degree divisions from Philadelphia Instruments $35.00 plus shipping, this had to be the best money I ever spent! Its about 11" long but is not a problem. I have 2 bators and this what I judge all others by. [​IMG] [​IMG] http://www.philadelphiainstrument.com/precisioncalibratingthermometers.asp
     

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