This guide is to help you understand the main components of the different types of incubators, common accessories, and combo kits to make your purchasing decision as simple as possible.
This guide will cover the following topics:
Quick Summary Table
1. Main Components
a. Case- There are two common types of cases
There are some basic things that every reptile incubator needs. Here is a list of them along with information about each one. You may notice that this information is similar in many ways to the information needed for a bird incubator.
Container: Depending on how many egg you want to hatch at a time, you may want something small that will hold just 4-8 eggs or a larger container that will hold dozens. Determine how many eggs you anticipate you'll have to incubate and t...
There are some basic things that every incubator needs. Here is a list of them along with information about each one.
Container Depending on how many eggs you want to hatch at a time, you may want something small that will hold just 20-30 eggs or a larger, cabinet style unit that will hold several hundred. Determine how many eggs you want to incubate and then decide on the container. The more insulation it has, the less energy it will require to keep it at the correct temperatu...
Both of these models are made by the same manufacturer, GQF Manufacturing Company. There are four main differences between these two models.
1.) The 1602N has a wafer-style thermostat that you will need to screw into place when you first take it out of the box. Then you adjust the screw knob that comes with it to adjust the wafer until your incubator reaches the temperature you want. The Genesis has a pre-set digital electronic thermostat that is already to go when you get it. You just plug it in and ...
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Setting your eggs
Eggs have the best hatch rate when stored for no more than 7 days before beginning to incubate. Allow cool eggs to warm slowly to room temperature before placing in the incubator . Abrupt warming from 55 degrees to 100 degrees can cause moisture condensation on the egg shell which can lead to disease and reduced hatches.
Humidity is controlled in order to prevent unnecessary loss of eg...