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Essexbrummie 26-11-2019 11:10 PM

Broken incubator please help!
I have two eggs that have been in an exo terra incubator for the last seven weeks. The temperature has suddenly dropped to 24 degrees and wonít go back up.

I know people have had success with other kinds of incubators but Iíd like to know if the eggs will be ok if I take them out of the incubator and turn it off for a day or so? This happened with the last clutch and the temps went right down so I donít trust it.

burnt toast 27-11-2019 02:56 AM

Can you get a heat mat & thermostat?
Maybe used? Or a heated plant propegator or indeed a used incubator??

Id be tempted to keep the incubator closed & wrapped up until an alternative can be found.

Yvonne G 27-11-2019 03:33 PM

Here in the States garden centers sell seedling heat mats. It's a strip of plastic with heating elements embedded in it for putting under growing medium with seeds planted in it. If you can get something like that, you can put the eggs into a smaller plastic container, like a shoe box, and cover it and sit the container on the seedling mat. Maybe even place the whole thing on your water heater.

I would hesitate to use a human heating pad as they get too hot.

(OOPS! I see burnt toast has already suggested the heated plant propegator. I should read through all the answers before I reply!)

sandy 27-11-2019 04:00 PM

If you have an airing cupboard you can put it in there:0) Until you find an alternative:0)
Homemade incubators are good:0)

Essexbrummie 27-11-2019 05:49 PM

Thank you ☺️

Essexbrummie 04-12-2019 09:33 PM

I thought I would post an update... we used a heat mat and covered the tub the eggs are in with a towel. This kept the temperature at 31.5 degrees and tonight one of the eggs has started to hatch! ������ Thank you for helping us get through the last week ��

burnt toast 04-12-2019 09:56 PM

Oh that's wonderful news, congratulations!
Would love to see a picture if possible once theyre safely out.

emma_mcraf 04-12-2019 11:22 PM

That’s really good to hear. Good luck with it and as Lynn says, we love to see hatchling photos if possible.

sandy 05-12-2019 09:04 AM

Excellent news:0)

Essexbrummie 08-12-2019 11:34 AM


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