Bearded Dragon Egg Incubator Humidity Issue

Discussion in 'Bearded Dragons' started by TristenE, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. TristenE

    TristenE New Member

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    My beardie Athena layed her second clutch on the 10th, and i planned to build an incubator for her clutch. The incubator consists of a styrofoam cooler. There is an aquarium heater rod in the bottom, suctioned cupped to a glass plate on the bottom to hold it down. Water fills the bottom just enough to completely cover the heater (as the heater's directions instructed). I used a metal tray big enough to sit above the water to hold the egg tub. For the egg tub I used a plastic shoebox filled almost halfway with perlite (I poured hot water, let it sit, then drained it). The eggs sat in the indentions i made in the perlite. The lid is on both the egg container and the styrofoam and I have a thermo/hygrometer probe leading right into the center of the egg tub.

    As far as numbers go, I've been able to keep the temperature in a safe range between 83-86 degrees fahrenheit. As far as the humidity goes, I've been having trouble. Its been getting up to 90% and I'm not sure how to lower it. Whenever I remove either lid, the temperature drops too much, and I don't have any other ideas. I'd really appreciate any experience/advice/ideas!

    Note: The eggs all still look healthy, but i don't want to risk drowning them. Thanks!
     
  2. NivkyPie

    NivkyPie Embryo

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    I'm having the same issue (breeding collared Lizards)
    I've been told the container needs more air holes.
     

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