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Posted by Marcial on January 26, 2003 at 02:02:53:
In Reply to: Anyone here use the posted by Yasser on January 25, 2003 at 13:34:08:
I used the no substrate method with good success last year, and am in the process of incubating a clutch right now as well. I'll try to answer your questions below...
Are the egg cups left lidless within the water chamber?
Doesn't water condense eventually on the top and drip on the eggs? Most folks say it happens only when the eggs start to sweat and near hatching. I don't see why the condensation wouldn't begin to become a problem earlier.
I haven't had a problem with it until the final week or so... at that point it really doesn't matter. If you want, you can open the box up every other day or so to wipe the condensation off the top and fan fresh air over the eggs.
It would eventually leave a puddle in the bottom of the egg cup, killing the lower eggs. I was thinking that covering the egg cups but leaving puched holes on the sides may allow for adequate exchange of humidity and air.
It's better if you pull all the eggs apart instead of leaving them all stuck together.
Also, how much space is left between the top of the egg cups and the lid of the water chamber?
Depends on the size of the water chamber you use. Some people just use a shoe box with a regular top.... I use a second shoe box flipped upside down over the 1st one to make a kind of dome. IMO, the larger the egg box the better... more air is good.
I'll post a few pics of my setup / eggs tomorrow.