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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2008, 01:09:33 AM »

Wet bulb is exactly what it states. It is the temperature relative of the humidity in degrees. A  Hygrometer Wick is placed over the stem of the thermometer and the other end of the sleeve is placed in the water pan. The same thermometer can be used for wet bulb or checking incubator temps. This is what I have in my GQF 1502 Sportsman incubator.
I have two of them instead of the one. This way I can view the wet bulb temp and the incubator temp the same time

Steve
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sorry for the question, but i buy a sportsman too and it didn't came with dial thermometer, it came with an automatic control that indicates the temp inside the incubator, humidity, and outside temp. and a chart that indicates the proper humidity at incubation and at hatch. and this chart marks lower humidity at hatchin time,from 60% to 65%. is this info correct or gqf, is sending wrong info to their customers? did yours have this label too?
thanks for your time.
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2008, 02:16:22 AM »


  Are you comparing the 60%-65% to the 82F-86F wet bulb figures?  They are two different methods of measuring humidity.

  Follow the manufacturers recommendation, until you are told different by someone who has had specific experience. 

  For Bobwhite Quail, 60% is about right, then raise it to 70%, if possible, the last three days.

  The altitude in Mexico City (over 7000 feet, isn't it?) is a big problem when trying to maintain high humidity.  There, you may have to use one pad, then add two, maybe even a second humidity pan (maybe a small one?
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2008, 09:04:15 PM »

Wet bulb is exactly what it states. It is the temperature relative of the humidity in degrees. A  Hygrometer Wick is placed over the stem of the thermometer and the other end of the sleeve is placed in the water pan. The same thermometer can be used for wet bulb or checking incubator temps. This is what I have in my GQF 1502 Sportsman incubator.
I have two of them instead of the one. This way I can view the wet bulb temp and the incubator temp the same time

Steve
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                                                                                                                                                                                          Steve I just found this post while searching through old posts  like a good boy.  :grin: you have two thermometers?? did you just drill another hole for the second? and if the wick is left in place on the hygrometer  does it get used up like the humidity pads? this sounds like one of those ( why didn,t I think of that  deals)
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2008, 09:37:57 PM »


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did you just drill another hole for the second?

I don't know what Pheasant Holler did, but that's what I did.

And yes....those wicks will go bad.
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2008, 10:56:12 PM »

 I guess I will have to try that out
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