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tim has a point.....


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Posted by dan felice on April 03, 2003 at 05:18:42:

In Reply to: Re: First home made incubator,to Tim Madsen posted by Tim Madsen on April 02, 2003 at 21:06:27:


::::This is my first home made incubator.Is't a heavy styrofoam shipping container,1in heat cable controled by a seprate thermostat.The thermometer cable gose thru the top so I can view the temps from outside the box,water bowl in bottom; rack will hold 4 containers,any imput on this would be helpful,like air holes in box or containers,THANKS TO ALL,P-RAT
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:::If you feel you have to have a incubator I would add a backup thermostat. Rig it so that it shuts off your heater. This would prevent cooking your eggs incase of a heater malfunction. I personally think it's a waste of money to use a incubator for colubrid eggs. Not to mention the chance of loosing a whole seasons eggs to heater malfunction.
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::So your saying if I use one to do something like hook up a lets say a dimmer switch inbeteen the termostat and the heat tape.I live in up state NY and don't know if I'll have a room warm enough by the time there laid to not use an incubator.The room would have to be around 82deg wouldn't it,Thanks for the responce,P-RAT

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:If you will only have a shoe box or two of eggs, I'd just put them on top of the refrigerator. Check it out and see it's usually nice and warm there.

:Tim
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check your temps at floor level then check them up at the ceiling. BIG difference! my eggs sit on a shelf in my laundry room at a more or less constant 78* and hatch in 70 days. last year, i had to put them on the floor due to excessive summer heat. they all hatched out, over 100 eggs. better to keep it simple if you can.


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