Water Weasles, Wigglers, or Snakes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkieluvr, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to the world of incubating and hatching eggs, so I was wondering if someone could tell me what the water wigglers are for, what they do, and if they are necessary for a succesful hatch.


  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    They simulate the egg. So if you put a probe thermometer inside, you should know the inside temp of the eggs. You need the inside temp to be 99.5 even if the outside temp in the bator says something different.
  3. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    Eastview, Ky..
    I bought mine at Dollar Tree for a buck apiece..
  4. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    My DH finally found me one at Walmart for $0.88. I looked at several dollar stores and they don't carry them up here because children would break them in the store.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I've never seen one at WalMart, but I did find one for $2 at a local discount store called Rose's. They call it a Wonder Weiner, LOL!
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    They are in a net bag, hanging on the wall in the cheapo toy isle. Got mine at Wally World too.

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