Water wigglers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beesong, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. beesong

    beesong Songster

    OK, I've searched all over at the usual suspect stores (Wal-Mart, Dollar Store, etc.), and I cannot find water wigglers. They are on eBay and at Amazon, but the shipping cost makes them a lot more costly than they should be. Any ideas?
  2. donnavee

    donnavee Songster

    May 7, 2009
    Hillsborough NC
    I don't have an answer, but am wondering what is their purpose in hatching eggs?
  3. beesong

    beesong Songster

    Quote:They were suggested to me by a poster on BYC to use in the incubator, with the thermometer probe inside, to get a more accurate idea of the temp inside of an egg itself.
  4. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

    Mar 2, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    You can make one with a ziplock bag with some water fold over and rubberband it closed then slip a therm inside
  5. beesong

    beesong Songster

    Quote:Now why in the world didn't I think of that????? Thank you!
  6. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

    Mar 2, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    You're very much welcome
  7. GotGame

    GotGame Songster

    Jul 13, 2010
    NE of OKC
    we made one with a small ziplock bag, one that I got some leg bands in, that actualy makes it about the same size of a standard egg, for more accuate an idea on how the heat fluctuates....
  8. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Quote:Ziplock bag has not a shape, or a mass of an egg. You are going to get false reading if your ziplock bag has a different volume that an egg (thermal mass and volume).

    I would not bother with that.

    Better blow an egg, flush it, fill it with water, insert a probe of a thermometer in it, then seal it.

    Now you have the closest thing simulating internal egg temperature.

    Anything wrong with this approach?
  9. beesong

    beesong Songster

    That sounds like a good approach, too! I love it that folks have ideas that don't involve having to buy something in town ..... if I could even find one.
  10. Pascal PicklePants

    Pascal PicklePants Songster

    Oct 21, 2010
    Boise, ID
    I just stole my nephews silly putty. It already comes in an egg. one small hole for the temp probe and into the bator it goes! Just stick the probe int the actual silly putty.
    the only pic i have is this one you can see the silly putty egg at the far right side of the shot.

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