Incubation temperatures...


Dear VPI,
I converted a fridge into an incubator. It holds the temperature real well. I am using a thermostat to regulate the temperature. The probe of the thermostat is inside of the container the ball python eggs are in. The thermostat is set at 89.6 degrees.

My thermometer outside the containers reads 91.2 always. I am using small styrofoam containers with glass on the top. My first clutch hatched at 54 days. Is this ok, or should I lower the temperature just a tiny bit.

Thanks,  Hermin

Dear Hermin,

One of my favorite Texas sayings and a guideline for many of my own decisions is "if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it."

I'll add that usually it is best to have the temperature probe that controls the thermostat placed in the air inside the incubator and not in the egg container.

But if your incubator is working and your babies are hatching healthy and happy, why change things?