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SWsarah 29-02-2008 10:01 AM

Making an incubator
 
Is ther anything else except a polystyrene box that can be made into an incubator?

Skar's Royals 29-02-2008 10:18 AM

a fridge :whistling2:

Velosus 29-02-2008 11:55 AM

ye i heard converting a small fridge or even a normal size one could be turned into a good incubator. but theres also things like, drinks coolers etc. basically anythng thats box-like, you dont need, and you can put water in. .... ofcourse there will be exceptions lol

Ian

Robbie 29-02-2008 11:59 AM

If you have a spare aquarium.
Put a couple bricks in there to sit your box of eggs on. Fill the water up to the bottom of said box. Use a small aquatic heater. Obviously adjust the temps to your needs.
But to be honest a polybox works best :)

lee-travis 15-05-2008 06:38 PM

a fridge is a good method and is practically the only way with some species to brumate them like mountain kingsnakes cos they wont produce viable offspring if not at 5-7 degrees celsius.

HABU 15-05-2008 06:54 PM

Making an Incubator




Greenphase 15-05-2008 07:23 PM

Posted this yesterday but this is the fridge that i did a little while ago and although i had most of the stuff to do it from scratch would cost around £100 ish.I cut a veiwing section in the front door but it would work just as well leaving the main door intact.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a10...or/vivs004.jpg

It can hold 4 medium conticos or 8smaller tubs which we bought in Morrisons for 99p each

The other way is to convert an old bottle fridge but the cost with tubs is around £300.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a10...cubator001.jpg

JAG Loves Beardies 15-05-2008 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robbie (Post 1423782)
If you have a spare aquarium.
Put a couple bricks in there to sit your box of eggs on. Fill the water up to the bottom of said box. Use a small aquatic heater. Obviously adjust the temps to your needs.
But to be honest a polybox works best :)

A 2ft aquarium was my first incubator, i had 100% success.

royalpython 19-05-2008 04:04 AM

might not be pretty, but i converted a portion of our cupboard. I used a fan, and 16 metres of heat cable. holds a steady temperature as well, and already got my first clutch hatched :D Just waiting on the other two, and more eggs to be laid and they're all going in there! :D

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r...d/DSC_0061.jpg


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