Which temp is more accurate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by afj6710, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. afj6710

    afj6710 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just got an LG still air - yes, I know, I know, it is a "murderbator" [​IMG] - we're planning on altering it to make it more reliable. But it was a really good deal and I couldn't pass it up. I have it plugged in, trying to check the temp levels. It has the little glass thermometer that it came with, as well as a digital thermometer/hygrometer that was my son's. The glass one says it is a little over 99.5 (where the line is) but my digital one says 98.9 - which one would be more accurate? Does it matter since they are both so close and within an ok range?
     
  2. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are the thermometers in the same spot? if so go with the average of both.
     
  3. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long has the bator been running?
     
  4. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    average them both. best way to go.
     
  5. afj6710

    afj6710 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    running maybe 8 hrs at that point? I turned the temp up slightly so now they are reading 102 and 102.5. I just put another digital room thermometer in there, so I'll check it later and see what it says.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    try and get it right on 100....
     
  7. afj6710

    afj6710 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I'm aiming for. I have the incubator in a room with the most steady temps. We live in a 100 yr old house with a lot of drafts and no heating downstairs. [​IMG]

    My SIL just incubated some eggs in an LG still air at 102 the ENTIRE TIME and did not once check the humidity. I think almost all of her eggs hatched. Baffling.
     

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