water wiggler temp fluctuation-how much is allowed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tberggren, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Using a LG still air and still have a week to get this tweaked.
    My water wiggler is currently at 100.6, if I had eggs in the banter would this be a concern?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It should be fine. I just just keep over all temps between 99 and 102. I haven't used a wiggler though, so can't advise on that.
     
  3. twigg

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    The wriggler should be at the same level as the eggs, and showing a temp very close to the internal egg temp.

    Over 100F is a little high, esp. as *a little low* is generally safer than high.

    I would make very small adjustments over a period of several hours and see if I could bring the wriggler temp. down to 99.5F
     
  4. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's 99.5 now but the light is flickering, should I bump the knob a hair or leave it alone,

    Thanks
     
  5. twigg

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    Leave it alone.

    Watch the temp over the next few hours, only alter the setting if it appears to be averaging high.
     
  6. coffeemama

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    I agree w/ twigg (again), those things are so touchy!
     
  7. twigg

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  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    If the bator is empty the temps will fluctuate a lot more. Put 2 water bottles in
    it to simulate the mass of 24 eggs.

    A wiggler should fluctuate much at all.
     
  9. coffeemama

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  10. twigg

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