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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by geecia1135, Feb 18, 2019.
Incubator at 99.5 inside thermometers I purchased separately are above 110 both of them
Is this a built in thermometer that's saying 99.5? Those are quite often inaccurate on the cheaper styrofoam incubators. I would trust the separately purchased ones, especially since they are agreeing. Have you calibrated any of these thermometers?
Hi thank you for replying I am in desperate need of some advice yes the built in is saying 99.5. I used the ice water method to calibrate one is a brooder thermometer and it read 34 degrees f and the other said 38 I did reasearch and it mentions it should lower to 32 in cold water am I wrong?
Yes if you let the ice melt about halfway the thermometers should have said 32. They were off by 2 and 6 degrees so if the one reading 110 was the one at 38 your real temp is 104. That's still far too warm.
Hello I did check them more then once and they stayed reading the same thing so what should I do next? Should I lower the built in incubators temp until the inside thermometers are at a stable 99.5?
Well, the inside therms are still off. You'd want the one that read 38 to read at 105 to be truly be at 99ish.
Right thank you so I should forget about the temp on the incubator and focus on the therm inside, I think I’m back to the same question Im sorry it’s my first time
Yes, since you were able to ice bath test the thermometers those should be more trusted.
I didn’t mention on of the thermometers is a brooder thermometer does that make a difference if I use it in the incubator ?