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    Incubator

    I am picking an old dorm room fridge to convert to my first incubator. I have the basic plans already, but my question is what is the temperature gauge you use to monitor the internal temperature of the incubator with out opening it.


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    Re: Incubator

    I just used a thermometer with a probe. Drilled a small hole, run the probe through it and set the thermometer on the top of the fridge.

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    Re: Incubator

    what brand/model do you use this is for only for 2 clutchs of eggs this season next season I may upgrade if needed. I am thinking a ZooMed Repti-Temp 500R


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    Re: Incubator

    Quote Originally Posted by derrabe View Post
    what brand/model do you use this is for only for 2 clutchs of eggs this season next season I may upgrade if needed. I am thinking a ZooMed Repti-Temp 500R
    A good reliable thermostat is the single most important piece of equipment for your incubator, I would recommend something more reliable than ZooMed Repti-Temp, go with Helix or Herpstat worth every penny.

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    Re: Incubator

    Has anyone used a ranco....I am a little short on funds to spend the 120+ for a helix this year just trying to get through this year as my learning curve. I found a ronco that is digital for about 50


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    Re: Incubator

    Quote Originally Posted by derrabe View Post
    Has anyone used a ranco....I am a little short on funds to spend the 120+ for a helix this year just trying to get through this year as my learning curve. I found a ronco that is digital for about 50
    it might work, but a proportional thermostat is recommended to keep solid temps

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    Re: Incubator

    I would spend the money on the Helix. Also look at it this way if you don't have the money to spend on a more costly T-stat then what will you do when your girl gets egg bound and needs to go to the vet?

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