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OfflineStrange Daze
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incubation question (using aquarium heater)
    #643732 - 05/25/02 01:03 AM (20 years, 6 months ago)

Hi, my incubation setup has two tubs, one inside the other, with water and an aquarium heater in the bottom tub. My questions:
1. What temperature will i need to keep the water at in the bottom tub to insure that the jars in the top tub are kept at a good incubation temp?

2. Can i also use this method to keep my terrarium warm after the jars are birthed, by placing it in the top tub?
Thanks for any advice...

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Re: incubation question (using aquarium heater) [Re: Strange Daze]
    #643758 - 05/25/02 01:46 AM (20 years, 6 months ago)

1. keep your water at 86?F ... or whatever temp you need to get the inner-tub to be around 86?. just throw a $2 aquarium thermometer in the inner tub and monitor the temp 'til you find a good spot.

2. you could use this method for your terrarium too... but you want your environment to be cooler when you birth because a reduction in temp is one of the three main ways to initiate pinning (the other two being the introduction of light and fresh air exchange)

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