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INCUBATOR EMERGENCY

Postby Christiangarza5289 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:49 pm

Hi I put my bearded dragons together because a light I ordered online went out I didn’t expect them to mate. I’ve been trying to do so much research because I noticed her belly getting bigger, about 4 days ago she started digging so I bought all the necessary things for her to lay her eggs. She laid them the same day I put her in it and that surprised me as well because I read that it took a week or two. I have made my own incubator, although I know it’s not recommended I had to make my own because I don’t have the money for a good incubator at the moment because this happened all so fast. I am having problems with my temperature and my humidity. My incubator is a bin with a water heater, water, a stand and obviously the Tupperware with vermiculite. To get the temperature at 84-87 the lid has to be on but once I put the lid on the humidity sky rockets to 99% and I’ve read that 75% or 80-90% is okay. And whenever I try and lower the humidity the temp drops to 79-81 PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ASAP
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Re: INCUBATOR EMERGENCY

Postby claudiusx » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:22 am

I kind of doubt your humidity is jumping to that with the lid closed. Are you using an accurate device to measure. I used the same type of DIY incubator you are describing for the first clutch I ever hatched and things were fine. You can wipe down the walls to remove the moisture do that the only water is assay the bottom for your submersible heater. That should help a bit.

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Re: INCUBATOR EMERGENCY

Postby Christiangarza5289 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:12 am

I’m using a flukers thermometer/ hydrometer, I have it where the eggs are.i can show you if you don’t believe me, it’s at 86% right now and 78 degrees. Is it a good idea to get a reptibator?
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Re: INCUBATOR EMERGENCY

Postby Christiangarza5289 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:12 am

I have the water heater at 93 and it won’t heat up
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Re: INCUBATOR EMERGENCY

Postby claudiusx » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:11 am

Buying an incubator would be more consistent. When I did it I just set my submersible heater to whatever setting got me to the air temps that I needed. It didnt have a temp indicator on it.

Can you post a pic of your DIY? Might help us see what's going on so we can make a suggestion for you.

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Postby Christiangarza5289 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:28 pm

I don’t know how :/
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Postby claudiusx » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:08 pm

Use this: https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/#list And then copy and paste the XIMG code into your reply, once you post, it will show up as a picture.

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Postby Christiangarza5289 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:12 pm

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Re: INCUBATOR EMERGENCY

Postby Christiangarza5289 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:13 pm

Is 79-81 good temperatures?
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