Thermostat Accuracy Questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tracecom, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. tracecom

    tracecom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2010
    What level of accuracy do you have using your present incubator thermostat? In other words, if you set it at 99.5 degrees, how much does it vary from that setting? Plus or minus two degrees, one degree, 1/2 degree? or what?

    What thermostat do you use?

    What level of accuracy would you like to have to maximize your hatch success rate?

    Thanks for your responses.
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    My main incubator right now has a wafer in it an has a vereation of 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit. I could get it lower but there's no point. I have gotten water heater thermostats down below 1 degree an home thermostats down to about 1/4th of a degree. In reality getting it below 2 degrees is great for your nerves but does nothing for your hatch rate. Even at 2 the inside of the egg is probably around 1 or 2 tenths of a degree because of its thermal mass.

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