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                   HumidiKit- Automatic Humidity System
                                                                     
                   HumidiKit - Automatic Humidity System
                                                                             

Many of our customers have expressed frustration over the hassle of maintaining the humidity inside their incubators. Many of the frustrations have been over having to constantly add water and being able to accurately control the humidity.

We here at IncubatorWarehouse.com are excited to introduce our latest product, the HumidiKit, for automatic and accurate humidity control to alleviate these frustrations.

Features Include:

Simple Installation – The HumidiKit is designed to be easy to use with most incubators. To install the HumidiKit you simply:

1. Fill the included water bottle with distilled water (recommended) and screw on the bottle adapter
2. Insert the bottle onto the humidifier
3. Insert the probes into the incubator
4. Insert the tube into a vent hole
5. Plug in the HumidiKit to power
6. Set the hygrostat to your desired average humidity



Adjustable Digital Hygrostat –
A hygrostat is a device that works very similarly to a thermostat that controls temperature except a hygrostat controls the humidity. The hygrostat has a set of probes that are inserted into the incubator that measure the humidity and automatically switches the humidifier on and off as the humidity rises and falls. The hygrostat is able to be set to almost any desired humidity level to accurately provide a stable humidity range.

Humidification System - The Humidikit’s humidification system uses ultrasonic technology to instantly provide humidity which is gently blown into the incubator. The humidification system also provides fresh air to help keep the eggs healthy.  We have also found that using distilled water in the HumidiKit not only provides a more sanitary environment for the eggs it also extends the life of the system.

1 Liter Capacity – The water bottle that is included with the HumidiKit has a 1 liter capacity. For most tabletop incubators this means that the water bottle typically only needs to be filled once a week during the regular incubation period.

Expandable Tubing – The expandable tubing will expand to 30 inches and fits into most vent holes allowing the HumidiKit to be compatible with most incubators.

IncubatorWarehouse.com’s One-year No Hassle Guarantee – We stand behind our products and have great customer service.

To learn more or to purchase the HumidiKit click here.

Have Questions? E-mail us at service@incubatorwarehouse.com or call (208-740-1344) and a customer service representative will happy to help.

2 Comments | Posted in Product Details By Evan Cornia

I keep hearing about the need to manage the humidity level inside my incubator.  Why is that important? 

We hear this quite often and it’s actually a great question.

In nature, the mother bird does a really good job keeping the conditions of the egg just right so the fragile embryo inside can develop as it should.  One of these conditions is the moisture that the egg is exposed to.  In an egg incubator, we call this the "relative humidity" level.  Or just RH for short.    Let's mention just briefly what it's call "relative" humidity.    

Two of the main factors that affect the the amount of moisture the air can hold are temperature and atmospheric pressure.  It’s not easy to control the atmospheric pressure, but the temperature is something we try very hard to control in an incubator.  As the temperature goes up, the amount of water (or moisture) that the air can hold (in the form of vapor) goes up.  As the temperature falls, the amount of moisture the air can hold goes down.  That is why dew forms on grass on a beautiful summer’s morning.  The temperature of the air decreased during the night so the air could not hold as much moisture, so it condensed into water droplets and we notice it on the grass. 

So why control it in an incubator?  An egg needs a certain amount of moisture to keep the egg from drying out too soon.  If it dries out too soon, the chick will not have the lubrication it needs to move around enough when it comes time to pip.  This will cause the chick to get stuck, not be able to break the shell lid open and eventually it will die.  But we also have to make sure there is not too much moisture.  Otherwise there will not be a big enough air pocket for the chick to breathe in as it pips.  So the right amount is very important. 

So how do I control it? 

Most incubators come with a simple way to manage the humidity level.  Most of these ways have to do with adding water to built-in water trays on the bottom of the incubator.  They may have several different trays so the more of them you fill, the more moisture there will be in the air.  In home-made incubators, any dish can act as a humidity tray.  In order to increase the amount of surface area (and thus increase the amount of moisture that gets into the air) you can add a sponge or a cloth to help wick the water up and allow more of the water to evaporate into the air.  Or you can simply add more containers to increase surface area.

Surface area and humidity

You will find that a simple hygrometer (like a thermometer, but used to measure humidity) can be very helpful to manage the humidity level in your incubator.  You can purchase a hygrometer for very little investment.  And the returns can be very good!   

Thermometer and Hygrometer

But for those who would like to take more control of the humidity level in your incubator, a hygrostat may be the answer.  This is like a thermostat but instead of regulating the temperature, it regulates the humidity level.  This is a more complicated topic and will be addressed in a different blog post.

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