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Old 08-02-2007, 06:20 PM
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Has anyone done this with a polybox, heatmat and stat? I know it can be done but need more detailed info to convince OH.

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Old 08-02-2007, 06:59 PM
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As in like here?:


How to build an Incubator



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Old 08-02-2007, 08:32 PM
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Exactly like that!!!

Thanks

But now my OH thinks they're too difficult to make (men hey?) So I've been thinking, could I use a poultry incubator that's a manual, so it doesn't turn them?
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:37 PM
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Like that:

Hova-Bator Incubator

I think that was originally intended for bird eggs - but because it does not have an automatic rotating system it works fine for reptile eggs.
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:09 PM
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Something like that but there are other, smaller, cheaper bird ones about. Would they do the job?

Especially looking at one with plastic housing over the poly box, as I think hovabators would get damaged pretty quickly. Also, we only have one pair of leo's so will never fill a hovabator. By next year we'll probably breed two pairs.

I'll have a look again and add a link!
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:28 PM
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Could I use...

eBay.co.uk: Maino MPS12(1 NEW12 Egg Incubator, Hatching Eggs (item 220077736875 end time 10-Feb-07 23:01:31 GMT)

Or

eBay.co.uk: MES 50 Incubator, excellent condition! (item 230089709084 end time 13-Feb-07 13:25:49 GMT)

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Old 09-02-2007, 01:58 AM
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hmmmm we`ll need one soon... might have a look on ebay
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Don't know about that Emz, I can't see why not. If you're only breeding a single pair you could leave the eggs in a tub with a lid on and moistened vermiculite inside the vivarium from what I've read.
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Here ya go mate, this is my one! done the same way. The eggs pictured have just started hatching! i've had 4 other successful clutches from this incubator!





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Old 09-02-2007, 05:52 PM
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Excellent! Thanks for those pics Becky.

The first incubator I put a link to (Maino) has too high a minimum temp, so isn't any good for leos (not sure on other reps- it's 35C)

The other one was about as expensive as a hovabator.

Got a poly box today, have the thermometer, so just need a stat and a mat... the plans say "Appropriate sized heat mat" Becky, what size do you have in your box, and what temps are you incubating at? Thanks!
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