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    My latest incubator build

    My latest incubator project. I took an old beverage cooler, removed the compressor and repurposed the condenser with the circulation fan routing air through it. The condenser will help normalize the humidified/oxygenated air prior to being pumped into the egg boxes.

    My previous design relied solely on the water it was pumped through to humidify and normalize temperature of the air. As a result if the water level of the humidifier containers got outside a certain range the temp and humidity of air pumped into the egg boxes could change. Due to this water had to be added to the containers weekly. Another issue was the containers would get gross and need to be cleaned.

    The new design pumps air via a fish tank air pump just like the old one however rather than go directly into the water, it is pumped through the condenser first which normalizes the temperature of the fresh oxygenated air then it goes through the air stones in the water. I also moved away from a container and switched to jugs that I simply replace with new ones as the old ones get empty. The only thing that gets reused is the cap.

    Once the air goes through the condenser then the humidifier it gets pumped into the egg boxes. I control humidity with vent holes on the egg boxes and a second air pump located inside the incubator. I just balance flow between humidified air and ambient (inside the incubator) to get the exact % humidity I want in each egg box.

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    Looks good. Love the re purposed cooler.
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    so freakin' awesome!
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    Re: My latest incubator build

    Complete and nicely tucked away in the closet.

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    ^ ha! i didn't realize that it was tucked away in your pantry/closet! grab a can of tomato soup or roll of paper towels and check on the eggs in one fell swoop.


    Edit: also is this a dedicated Aspidites incubator? are the temps within the appropriate range for reg egg boxes for other species that do not require the pumped humidified air (i.e. BP eggs)?
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    Re: My latest incubator build

    Quote Originally Posted by Ax01 View Post
    ^ ha! i didn't realize that it was tucked away in your pantry/closet! grab a can of tomato soup or roll of paper towels and check on the eggs in one fell swoop.


    Edit: also is this a dedicated Aspidites incubator? are the temps within the appropriate range for reg egg boxes for other species that do not require the pumped humidified air (i.e. BP eggs)?
    The incubator keeps all boxes within 1 degree of each other, aspedities are cooking at 88-89. So I could incubate pretty much anything that works at those temps. I can lower temps if needed for other species just not at the same time.
    As far as humidity goes I can adjust boxes individually to a range from 40 to 99.

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