Congrats on your first clutch!!! :-) I agree that *6 degrees may be too warm. Yes, it will hatch those eggs a little faster, but I have been sent kinked snakes in the past - it's not a pretty sight!!! Personally (and I'm no expert or anything), I keep my eggs at 82 degrees, with slight variences as their room cools at night. Also, if your deli cups are STACKED in the incubator, you might want to 'rotate' the cups from time to time. Change their order. Just to make sure they are evenly heated/humidified. It is much easier if they are all in the same container. I'm sure you'll do fine! =-) Dontcha just LOVE it?!? Melinie!