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humidity control in incubator? - (Dec/10/2009 )

how is humidity controlled in an incubator? do most use humidity pans? are these special pans or can any container work for the water?

-prof. moriarty-

All the ones I have used (about 5 brands) use pans which need to be topped up with water, there is no strict regulation of humidity. You should use a pan with a large surface area, and one that conducts so that the heat from the walls/floor of the incubator can be transmitted into the pan and evaporate the water.