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Old 28-11-2012, 09:53 PM
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Is there a certain height you need to be above the heatmat?

Where you placed the probe is that accurate enough for inside the tubs?

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Old 14-01-2013, 12:10 AM
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Can a mat stat be used for this?
how much would it affect the eggs?

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Old 14-01-2013, 11:26 AM
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what size incubator tubs are you using? and would 9l RUBs fit?

cheers for the fantastic guide
9L Rubs wont fit in the size ive used but if you find the measurements of a RUB and look at the internal measurements of the polyboxes on the website one of them fits 2 x 9L rubs in as thats what James uses for the royals, I just cant remember which size it was.

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Is there a certain height you need to be above the heatmat?

Where you placed the probe is that accurate enough for inside the tubs?

Great guide thanks
It doesnt matter how far away the eggs are from the mat as long as there is an airflow gap so the tub is not sat directly on the mat.

You want the probe to be a quarter to halfway up the side of the polybox. Some people place the probes inside the incubation tub with the eggs, but when you check on eggs and the probe is moved it can cause temperatures to fluctuate a little so I prefer my probe fixed to the side. I monitor the temperatures inside the tubs with a digital thermometer.

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Can a mat stat be used for this?
how much would it affect the eggs?

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A mat stat can be used but temperature fluctuation will be more significant. I always think its worth spending the extra money on a pulse but its upto you. Fluctuations may cause deformities but they can occur even when using a pulse. It also depends on the species inside the eggs, some are more robust and can cope with temperature fluctuations better than others.
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What will you be incubating? And what type of tubs is it you are using, are they airtight? When I had corns I used a poly box but just had the medium in the polygon and mat on the lid, I much prefer yours though!
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Great post ! gonna have a crack at one of these if I can't get hold of an old fridge soon !
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What will you be incubating? And what type of tubs is it you are using, are they airtight? When I had corns I used a poly box but just had the medium in the polygon and mat on the lid, I much prefer yours though!
This was for milksnake and hognose eggs. The tubs are stewards clear / cadbury boxes, the lids are more or less air tight, I usually change the lid for one with a few holes in a week or so before the eggs are due to hatch
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Old 21-01-2013, 01:25 PM
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quality post!! i was just looking into this the other day !!!!!
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excellent explanation, i made one of these myself last year and worked a treat for my corn eggs, will be doing the same agin this year for my royals. never even thought of shortning the wires, will do that on mine as they are a royal pain in the ass to manover, thanks for the heads up on that one.
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looking for incubator and here we go ,great ,lets have a look how it works with royal eggs
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:57 PM
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We used this method with a slightly larger poly box so 2 x 9L RUBs fit in it and incubated royal eggs in them with no issues All hatched
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