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Offline iddee

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My turn to ask a question
« on: July 03, 2018, 06:14:07 pm »
If you want to incubate queen cells at 72 % humidity, and your humidistat has a 5% range, where do you run it?
67 to 72%
69.5 to 74.5%
72 to 77%
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Re: My turn to ask a question
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 08:03:28 pm »
If you want to incubate queen cells at 72 % humidity, and your humidistat has a 5% range, where do you run it?
67 to 72%
69.5 to 74.5%
72 to 77%
69.5 to 74.5%. This will keep the humidity at 72% the most amount of time.
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Re: My turn to ask a question
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 11:41:25 pm »
Wally,I had had great success with 70% humidity.  I would go with the 67-72.  I do not like higher humidities where water condensation attaches to the cells.  I use calibrated hydrometers.
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Re: My turn to ask a question
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2018, 09:05:06 am »
I do not know anything about incubating queen cells but if you need closer then 5% use two humidistats.  One would turn on the supply of moisture at 70 and the other would turn off the supply of moisture at 72.
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Re: My turn to ask a question
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 05:59:46 pm »
I'm not sure of the variation in location.  Over here I use 55% humidity for my QCs with good result.   I have many small
foam cups of water absorbing crystals rotating in and out of the incubator until the desire humidity level is reach.  Anything
over 55% here is too much moisture for the queens when they emerge.   Too much humidity will affect the queen's wings development in
my observation.

My question is why use the 77%?  Is that an ideal range for the QCs development?