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GQF MFG Digital Incubator Hygrometer 3520

It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity


When incubating, there are two numbers that you need to keep in check- your temperature and your humidity. While a thermometer will measure the temperature within your incubator, a hygrometer is used to measure the humidity. Sometimes, it is assumed that as long as there is water in there, then your humidity is close enough. This is false. 


Since egg shells are porous, this means that water will travel both into and out of the eggs. Having humidity that is too high can cause your eggs to be too soft, and can possibly drown your chicks before they even hatch! Having low humidity can cause your eggs to bind, or cause the shells to be too hard to hatch. 


There is no set method for how much water to add to any incubator. Humidity can be affected by many variables such as the season, your elevation, and where you store your incubator. This means that it is important for you to have an accurate humidity gauge that can give you precise readouts at any time.

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It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity

When incubating, there are two numbers that you need to keep in check- your temperature and your humidity. While a thermometer will measure the temperature within your incubator, a hygrometer is used to measure the humidity. Sometimes, it is assumed that as long as there is water in there, then your humidity is close enough. This is false. 

Since egg shells are porous, this means that water will travel both into and out of the eggs. Having humidity that is too high can cause your eggs to be too soft, and can possibly drown your chicks before they even hatch! Having low humidity can cause your eggs to bind, or cause the shells to be too hard to hatch. 

There is no set method for how much water to add to any incubator. Humidity can be affected by many variables such as the season, your elevation, and where you store your incubator. This means that it is important for you to have an accurate humidity gauge that can give you precise readouts at any time.

Features

  • Accurately measures humidity and displays it as a %
  • Easy to read digital LCD display
  • Includes transparent plastic base to allow placement directly on top of eggs for most accurate readings
  • Does display temperature as well, but accuracy has not been tested

Dimensions

Weight: 1/2 lb

Additional Info

Additional Info

Manufacturer GQF Manufacturing
Model No
MPN No
UPC No
Chicken Egg Capacity No
Goose Egg Capacity No
Quail Egg Capacity No

Reviews

Works greatReview by Sam
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I got this to track the humidity in my ReptiPro 6000, and it works great! Using the two together, I hatched over 70 silkie chicks last spring. This helped me keep the humidity just were I needed it. Great product, very simple to use. (Posted on 10/2/2013)
VictorReview by Works ok
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I got 3 of these and no 2 read the same. Test them against a thermometer & hygrometer you know works correctly. Then adjust your reading accordingly. (Posted on 3/9/2013)

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