UGH!!!!! Need Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FirstTimer, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. FirstTimer

    FirstTimer Out Of The Brooder

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    I Have To Temperature Readers And They Are Giving Me Diffrent Readings!!!

    One says 102 (stick) (where its supposed to be if im not mistaken on an Still-Air Incubator)

    And The other one (electric) says 106


    I Dont Know Which One To Follow And it makes me frustrated that they dont read the same
     
  2. Haleth

    Haleth Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same problem, so I put a small jar of warm water in the incubator and let it sit over night. Then I took the temperature with an oral thermometer. (Okay, it was really my kids' old rectal thermometer, but I cleaned it!) I figure those are much more accurate, especially since you can read fractions of a degree off of them. Plus, with kids, I had a bunch floating around so I could triple check.

    As a note, the smaller the jar of water, the quicker it cools off, so have everything ready to go when you want to test it.
     
  3. FirstTimer

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    so basically have a shot-glass full of water and check it with a thermometer?


    EDIT : Would the Temperature be different then the actual temperature needed?
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009
  4. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

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    if the thermometers go to 212, you could check them in boiling water...assuming you correct for any altitude change.
     
  5. Haleth

    Haleth Out Of The Brooder

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    The temperature of the water should reflect the interior temperature of the eggs and the real temp of the incubator. My digital thermometer fluctuated with airflow, but I had a fan going in mine, so it'd swing between 99 and 102. A shot glass should work.
     
  6. ftwchopper

    ftwchopper Out Of The Brooder

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    a glass of ice water chould be 32 degrees.this is how most thermometer companys tell you to calibrate the thermometer.
     

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