Water wiggler temp question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yotetrapper, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I got a water wiggler and a probe thermometer in trying to stabilize my homemade bator temps.

    Now, from what I've read, the water wiggler reading should be the same or lower than the air temp.

    But mines not. My air temp is reading only 98.8 but my water wiggler temp says 102.9

    What's up with that??? Any ideas?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    hmm dont know I can never find one, I have heard people talking the oppiset there bator saying 101-102 and the watter wiggler saying 99 but not the other way around , I am shure soemone will know good luck
     
  3. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bad Thermometer, water wiggler sensor, or both!
     
  4. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is thermometer at the same height/location? Could make a big difference sometimes, depending on bator type used(homemade/bought/styles/etc...)
     
  5. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a homemade cabinet, and no, there not at the same height, but that makes even less sense (to me at least) as I thought heat rose, and the actual air temp is higher than the wiggler. The wiggler is lying on a wooden shelf...wondering if the wood is holding more heat?

    So, do you think the actual air temp would be more accurite than the wiggler temp?
     
  6. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd check with another thermometer to make sure which is reading wrong. If it matches your other one, go with it(drop the wiggler), but if it coincides with the wiggler, use that and the new thermo!
     
  7. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess would be that one of your thermometers are off.
    By the way did you make your water wiggler or buy one and if you bought one where did you get it?
     
  8. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Use a regular medical thermometor and put it in the water wiggler. Then wait an hour or so before you check it. The medical thermometers are accurite.
     
  9. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought my wiggler from Dollar Tree store.

    Going to add a third thermometer.
     
  10. killer

    killer Chillin' With My Peeps

    you know out side on the thermometer is the inside of the egg. on the digital ones.
     

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