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    Wet egg set up!

    Hey all… Sorry it has taken me so long to get to this but I really need some help…
    I have a water droplet problem with my egg set up…
    I keep seeing water droplets on my egg crate…
    The temperatures are all good… 88-90, humidity is high high… I am just concerned that they will drops on the eggs, how can I limit / eliminate this?
    I have a second set up slightly less water, but it was a test n now I’m looking like I might need both… is there a remedy for this issue .. does anyone have this issue?
    I have a pretty basic setup as you can see in the pics but Need some immediate correction..

    I heard of press & seal ? But is there anything else? I






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    I've never incubated BP eggs, but any time I've ever hatched snake eggs, I used plastic wrap ('stretch & seal') to cover the egg container (tightly rubber-banded to the container), & then I poked some pin-holes in it so there was just enough air exchange to minimize condensation, because that condensation can drip on & drown your eggs (as you obviously realize). My methods are "old school" but they never failed me either.

    You're correct that what you have there is a wet-mess just waiting to drown your eggs. Not sure what else you could do? Glad you don't have eggs in there yet.
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    From what I've learned on this site through various members is that your temperature outside the polybox may be causing the condensation, this is causd if there is a lot of fluctuation in the room temp your keeping the box in. You seem to have alot of water.

    Is your stat in the incubator and not the egg box?

    Something myself and alot if others do is put something under one end of the box which will leave the boxed sloped causing condensation to form into water drops and roll down an into your substrate level. However that advice is only for mild condensation issues.

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    On the press and seal i can't see that doing to much as I think condensation is mainly a temp problem and nothing to do with humidity.

    I've never used it its actually impossible to get it here. Not even a copy product. I digress, but I wouldn't have any advise on that.


    Out of interest is there condensation on the underside (inside) of the poly box lid?

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    You could also try duct taping a paper towel to the lid, hopefully it will absorb the excess condensation without lowering the humidity too much.

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    Re: Wet egg set up!

    I had the same issue last year with my first clutches. 1) I think you have too much water in your incubation medium. 2) its being caused by a temperature difference between the inside and outside of your tub.

    What I did was before I had eggs I was wiping the top down with a paper towel everytime it had a lot of droplets. As I removed the excess moisture building up. Eventually the time between needing to wipe the drops increased. Too where I only wiped the container twice during the time it had eggs inside.

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    Re: Wet egg set up!

    You could just wipe off the lid every two weeks. Not going to hurt anything if you stay on top of it.
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    Re: Wet egg set up!

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksReptiles View Post
    You could just wipe off the lid every two weeks. Not going to hurt anything if you stay on top of it.
    If only the drips would stick to a schedule so as not to drown the eggs.
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    Re: Wet egg set up!

    Quote Originally Posted by IrishBalls View Post
    From what I've learned on this site through various members is that your temperature outside the polybox may be causing the condensation, this is causd if there is a lot of fluctuation in the room temp your keeping the box in. You seem to have alot of water.

    Is your stat in the incubator and not the egg box?

    Something myself and alot if others do is put something under one end of the box which will leave the boxed sloped causing condensation to form into water drops and roll down an into your substrate level. However that advice is only for mild condensation issues.
    That is an amazing idea!! I truly appreciate this .. I wouldn’t have thought of a slope


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    Re: Wet egg set up!

    Quote Originally Posted by IrishBalls View Post
    From what I've learned on this site through various members is that your temperature outside the polybox may be causing the condensation, this is causd if there is a lot of fluctuation in the room temp your keeping the box in. You seem to have alot of water.

    Is your stat in the incubator and not the egg box?

    Something myself and alot if others do is put something under one end of the box which will leave the boxed sloped causing condensation to form into water drops and roll down an into your substrate level. However that advice is only for mild condensation issues.
    My stat is out side, this set up was pos2 b a ruff draft, I was between buying and doing this, but here I am
    heating pad under tubs separate stats
    both identical and stat & heat pad,
    I’m between 88-90°.. but I fear loosing humidity by making adjustments now


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