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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:53 pm 
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So just bought a Bellsouth 100 to act as a hatcher, and am freaking out a bit about the suggested temperature of 103 Fahrenheit. Is this definitely right? Don't want to cook my babies! Thanks guys


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:41 pm 
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different incubators have different recommended temperatures depending upon where the probe sits in relationship to the eggs.

a bellsouth has probe near to top of incubator, remember hot air rises.

therefore, it is hotter at the top of the incubator where the probe is vs lower down where the top of eggs are.

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It works for me.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:27 am 
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103 Fahrenheit at the height of the top of the eggs is the usual recommendation for still air incubators where the temperature at the bottom of the eggs will be much lower. The result is that the core temperature of the egg is held at about 100 Fahrenheit.


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