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Water Weasel?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hope0491, May 28, 2007.

  1. Hope0491

    Hope0491 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Everyone!

    I just heard about this thing called a water weasel. So, I looked it up and it seems really cool! haha... I was just wondering if anyone else uses this method and what your thoughts/experiences are with it. [​IMG]

    Thanks!
    ~Lacey
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Mine was called a "Water Weiner" and I bought it for $2 at a discount store, but WalMart sometimes sells them for less than $1. It works well to simulate the temps in an egg, which change less rapidly than bator air temps. Here is my orange one in action:
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  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I paid .88 cents at walmart for mine in the toy section mine was call a water wiggler. I also bought the humidity & temp. for reptiles from petsmart as a back up. The humidity readings are the same as using the water wiggler & the probe as it is with the reptile one. I like using both.
     
  4. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    What does it do for the eggs?
     
  5. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I 2 would like to know. I know the ones the kids have had are fun to play with. But never thought of actually having a use like this. Soo would some body please tell Chelly and I what it is that it does.[​IMG]
     
  6. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I looked around the forum and finally figured it out. And of course the post by speckledhen makes perfect sense now. She gave a very short answer to how it is used. So the answer was right in front of my face, Duh!![​IMG][​IMG]
    Anyway here is a longer version for people like myself. And if I screw it up let me know. A water weasel is place in the incubator and warms to about the same temp inside as the inside of the eggs.(simulate the inside of eggs) YOu can stick a thermometer inside of it and have a fairly accurate geuss as to what the temp is inside of the eggs and then adjust the temp. according to the reading of the thermometer. So am I right or am I still lost?
     
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You got it right.
     
  8. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great!!Now its off to Wal-mart to buy me a water weasel....And probably a bunch off other crap I really dont need.
     

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