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Old 30-08-2009, 01:39 AM
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awsome guide really helps
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:27 AM
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Some really good ideas for Incubators. Im going to opt for the one below. seems a good bet for keeping temperature fluctuations to a minimum even when checking the eggs.

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1 x poly box from shop £freeeeeee!
1 x aquarium thermostatically controlled heater £22
1 x thermometer with remote probe £4 e-bay
1 x ice cream tub £freeeeee!
1 x bag of vermiculite from garden centre £5


What im looking for is info on the thermostatically controlled heater, i have a poly box that is 25cm x 25cm and approx 6litres. Im wanting to know what wattage heater i would be looking for, and will it require to stick up out of the hood of the poly box

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Old 05-09-2009, 08:38 PM
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Heres my current home-made incubator... really simple to make..

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I am building a incubator similar to the one above and was wondering if the heat mat needed to be covered as I thought heat mats didnt heat the air...?
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Very useful thread. I will be posting one of my designs that is not a still-air incubator but fan operated. I'll have the pics up by next week
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this is a lot of help 2 me as i did not no how 2 do 1 thanks 2 all of u now i no how thanks
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hi i am starting a royal breeding project and was wondering what one would be the best for royals
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Well it entirely depends on how much your willing to spend to begin with
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Has anyone got a Wiring Diagram for the thermostat, to control the termpratures of the heatmat/heat tape?

I want to build one of these so i can hatch my sisters bearded dragon eggs and leopard geko eggs. Also do Bearded Dragon and Leopard Geko eggs have to be at different tempratures?


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i keep my beardie eggs at 85 and have had 100% hatch.
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:56 PM
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Thanks Roger, Ive heard Gekos are at 87 but the lower the templrature they are females. So maybe we will be hatching alot of females heheh

Nick

EDIT

Well i popped to my local pet shop yesterday and managed to pick up a beast of a polystyrene box! Its about 1ft in lenght, half a ft wide, and about 1ft deep. Started work on it to convert it to an incubator:



Inside looks like it has some notches of polystyrene in the corners and along the sides, looks like i can put a wire rack on that to hold the containers:



I put alot of glue around the window to make sure heat wouldnt escape:



So what do you ugys think so far

Nick

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