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    ZooMed Reptibator Incubator

    Hey guys, has anyone used this incubator before? even if you haven't, Thoughts? Concerns?


    On a second note, what Can I use other than old fridge to make a "home-made" incubator? I've seen one made of Styrofoam (EPS)...

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    Too expensive, too small, to unreliable you are better off getting your own styrofoam cooler big enough to put an egg box in it, put a piece of heat tape and the most important part use a RELIABLE thermostat.

    Doing so will be cheaper and better suited we have DIY on our forum.

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    I have that same one. I have heard mostly bad on them.but I have not had any problems. Will only hold about 2 ball python egg clutches tho. I have a clutch in it now on day 37! All still doing great. I have also used it for gecko eggs and they hatched out nice and healthy too.

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    Re: ZooMed Reptibator Incubator

    I used someone else's idea of using a food cooler. I didn't want to make it permanent in case someday I needed a bigger incubator so I used baking racks to keep my egg tub off the uth. I drilled holes and used existing holes to keep stuff in place and let wires out. It functions well for me as is.

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    Re: ZooMed Reptibator Incubator

    I used a Coleman cooler incubator with a VE 200 thermostat successfully for 3 clutches. These were 6-8 egg clutches in a 6 qt tub and I had zero issues with them. All the eggs hatched perfectly.

    I ran into trouble with my 4th clutch, which was 10 eggs. I used a Zilla dial thermostat instead of the VE. Not sure if there were too many eggs in the tub or the Zilla was just not as precise enough, but I lost 9 of 10 eggs.



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