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Old 10-02-2019, 05:37 PM
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Hello, i was thinking of making a tall incubator where the temperature at the bottom would be around 32 celcius and at the top 27 celcius. There will be ventilation present but no fan inside since this would disrupt the difference in temperature. Do you think it will work or should i buy seperate incubators for different species. Keeping in mind that the humidity is approximately the same.
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Old 13-02-2019, 11:08 PM
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I have built my own incubator but never one like you propose. So most of what I write here is guesswork. Especially as there is no mention of the species of the eggs. I have only incubated snake eggs.

I think something of the sort is possible, but I think there are some flaws in the concept. First, heat rises. So the warmer end would be at the top.

I've always incubated my snake eggs inside plastic boxes or large glass jars. Therefore, humidity in the actual incubator has never been an issue. If the incubator is ventilated and the eggs are open to the inside of the incubator, then humidity will be an issue. For example, unfinished wood will absorb humidity and dry the eggs out. And the wood will eventually start to rot.

Anyway, good luck with the project.
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Old 17-02-2019, 09:44 PM
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It’d definitely be possible but the warm end would have to be at the top. I use my incubator for multiple species, with Hognose eggs on the top at 27-28°C and Crestie eggs in the bottom at 22°C and it works great.
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