I'm in the process of building an incubator for rearing queens

Discussion in 'Building plans, blueprints, and finished projects' started by Capt44, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Capt44

    Capt44 New Member

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    I've been reading and studying about incubators to put capped off queen cells in and let them emerge into a cage.
    I building it out of 3/4 inch birch plywood and am putting 1/2 inch Styrofoam insulation that is foiled backed inside.
    It is 16 inches tall by 23 inches long and 15 inches wide.
    I bought a heater from incubator warehouse 100 watt fan forced with sensor and it's a digital thermostat.
    I got a pan to keep water in the bottom and a thermometer and hygrometer to keep up with the temperature and humidity.
    I will keep the humidity around 80-90% by placing a pan of water with a sponge in it to act as a wick.
    The door will be in the front with a double pane glass 10x12 so the void between the two will act as an insulator.
    I will start adding pictures tomorrow on the incubator.
     
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    Finished Incubator

    Alright here is the finished incubator.
    Let me make a correction in the dimensions-- 23 inches long x 19 inches tall x 15 inches wide
    Here are a couple of pictures.
     

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  3. Beezly

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    Nice work on that