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    Question Home Made Incubator.....Any Ideas???

    Has anyone made an incubator to hatch out some cresti eggs....If so your expertise is needed.....
    I want to buy an incubator but man some of them are ridiculous specially their price......
    So making one would be a nice project to do during summer....
    Anyone has made one???
    the results and all???
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    wich incubators are good investments????

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    I "make" a new one every year. It's a ziploc storage container that I put on a shelf. Yes. It really is that easy

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    Unless you are dealing with severe temps in either direction, all you need is a container. Large ones hold temps and humidity more stable, but you could use deli cups as well. I use 6qt Sterilite tubs with Repashy SuperHatch. If your room temps aren't between 68-76 you might want to invest in an incubator.
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    Cooler, computer cooling fan and a controller.
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    Nice , good ideas and thanks,,.....
    Now does any1 have a link for the or in how to make them...I mean for the more complex ones

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    It seems like the fancier incubator I went to, the worse my hatch rates. I got a small lab incubator from work that ended up killing off about a hundred leopard gecko eggs. My previous incubator was a styrofoam ice chest filled with vermiculite, a glass milk bottle and a submersible aquarium heater. That one had 100% hatch for the leopard gecko eggs and ball python eggs. The aquarium heater is accurate to 1 degree and the water provides humidity.

    If you are incubating crested eggs, just put them in a small container in some superhatch and set them on a shelf. Making it more complicated does not make it better.

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    Yea but the problem is that if i leave them in a shelf, the room has some drafts and the temps just go up during the day and at night ...during the day its like 80's and at night as well only until before the sun comes out is when it calms down to 75's or so

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    how about the closet?? temps probably remain more stable and cooler
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    Ummm...never thought about that...im going to have to record the temps during the day and night to see how that goes and if so then i have found my incubator room in a way

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    Room temperature fluctuations on crested eggs are fine.

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