What I did to ease my mind!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gvntofly05, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my LG still air on top of my dresser in my bedroom. The first couple of days, I found myself in there every hour checking temp. I was getting up a few times a night to check the temp. I have my bulb therm on top of the eggs reading 101*-101.5* and my digital therm/hygrometer on the mesh reading at 100*. Well I remembered I have an awesome digital probe therm. I checked it against some other therms I have, boiling water and ice, it is reading perfectly. I put the probe through the vent hole near the top of the eggs and it is reading at 101.3*.

    Well since the digital part of the therm is on the outside of the incubator I positioned it so that I could see it from bed when I shine my little LED flashlight at it! Also it has a temp alarm on it. So I set the alarm for 102*. The alarm is loud enough that I can hear it throughout the house and it will wake me out of a sleep. Since I am home all the time I should be able to catch a temp spike it if were to occur and quick enough that it wouldn't do any damage! Now I can rest a little easier!
     
  2. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow seems you got your bases covered! Good luck there! my present clutch is due Jan 16th!
     
  3. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Quote:Which one is this, that it has an alarm?
     
  4. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It a TempRite probe thermometer. It is actually for cooking meat, hence the alarm. I have never used it to cooking as I go by touch. Since it has proven itself to be accurate I figured I would use it in incubating, mainly for the alarm!
     

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