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Old 29-02-2008, 10:01 AM
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Is ther anything else except a polystyrene box that can be made into an incubator?
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Old 29-02-2008, 10:18 AM
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Old 29-02-2008, 11:55 AM
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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

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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
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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.
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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.



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.

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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.
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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 Just waiting on the other two, and more eggs to be laid and they're all going in there!

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