Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I built the incubator out of a 5 gallon fish tank half filled with water with a submersible heater preset to 80 degrees. I placed a Tupperware container half filled with moist vermiculite in the fish tank floating in the water. I made 3 indentations large enough for the eggs to sit in and placed them in the indentations gently. I then put the Tupperware lid on (with holes in it) and saran wrapped the top of the fish tank and placed the whole assembly into a shaded spot in our bedroom. This setup maintained the proper humidity and temperature for the eggs. I checked daily to make sure the temperature wasn't fluctuating too much and that the vermiculite wasn't losing moisture. And so began the long wait. More information come.