Water Wigglers are no where to be found!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alicefelldown, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    I'm going out of my mind, I've been to all the local (and not so local) walmarts, targets, party supply stores, dollar stores, drug stores, toy stores, and discount toy stores over a few weeks now.

    NO ONE CARIES WATER WIGGLERS UNTIL SUMMER BECAUSE THEY ARE A "SUMMER TOY"!!!!

    Totally bogus. I'm going to have to resort to ordering a big 'ole box online, at least 12, maybe 24.

    Do you think it would even be worth it at that point? I'd be hoping to sell the extras at cost + cheap shipping to others on BYC who are having the same troubles I am in locating these darn things.

    The current bane of my existence: [​IMG]
     
  2. ZooNana

    ZooNana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our Michaels Craft store has them up in the bins near the checkout lanes all the time.
     
  3. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Oops! Left that off the list. Already checked 2 of them.
     
  4. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a thread on here on making your own. Zip-loc bags, water and rubber bands
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I took a pill bottle and filled it with hair gel. The probe fit inside and I was able to close the lid. It worked fine [​IMG]
     
  6. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
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    Yeah--I use a zip lock bag with water in it, wrap it around the spindle of the thermometer, rubber band it in place, and put it inside another zip lock bag.

    It seems to work ok.[​IMG]

    Catherine
     
  7. abooth

    abooth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe that mypetchicken.com carries them year round
     
  8. LizzyJo

    LizzyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a big dummy! What do you use these for?
     
  9. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i will be making a trip to the craft store if they are there. we looked at our local walmart and couldn't find them either. I figured they must be seasonal. thanks for the tip!
     
  10. muddypuddles

    muddypuddles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LizzyJo-just had to say -love your avatar! I think they are used in homemade incubators but where and why? IDK
     

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