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mine couldn't be simpler

Ingredients
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


Method
half fill poly box with warm water
put in aquarium heater and set temp ( I set at 82 degress)
damp vermiculite in ice cream tub
temperature probe in ice cream tub
float tub in water
close poly box
monitor temps and adjust as necessary over a week
Temps stable put eggs in box and shut lid, check eggs weekly, temperature probe in at all times

Result
100% hatch rate for corns at 62 days on my first ever go, all babies big and strong
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mine couldn't be simpler

Ingredients
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


Method
half fill poly box with warm water
put in aquarium heater and set temp ( I set at 82 degress)
damp vermiculite in ice cream tub
temperature probe in ice cream tub
float tub in water
close poly box
monitor temps and adjust as necessary over a week
Temps stable put eggs in box and shut lid, check eggs weekly, temperature probe in at all times

Result
100% hatch rate for corns at 62 days on my first ever go, all babies big and strong
Thats exactly what im making, i just got hold of 2 poly boxes the other day (for free) ive already turned one into a mat based incubator, now im trying the water based one as both are highly reccomended.

just one question, how do you control the humidity within the water based one??
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Can i just ask - as I am in the process of building an incubator for my leos - is the second polybox method safe electrically wise? I`d love to try this method but am a bit concerned about the condensation settling on the heatmat - is this a problem? Thanks.
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Funky i have had no problems with this setup at all with regards to the humidity and electrics.All the heatmats are held in sealed plastic so as long as you dont go cutting them down at all you shouldnt get any problems what-so-ever.

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This thread is brilliant ,kudos to the OP .
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May sound like a silly question... but... what shops give you poly boxes? I have no idea what they are normally used for.
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May sound like a silly question... but... what shops give you poly boxes? I have no idea what they are normally used for.
most aquarium shops will be glad to get rid of them, but the tight one's will charge a small fee, i.e. 50p or a pound
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you can buy a hobivator deliverd off ebay for 50 quid just incase anyon wants to no thanks.
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most aquarium shops will be glad to get rid of them, but the tight one's will charge a small fee, i.e. 50p or a pound
Like the aquarium place i used to work they charged people £5 for poly boxes
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