MIDI 140SK household incubator.
The low capacity MIDI incubators are the same as the HU types, as far as their use and heating module are concerned.
There are two differences:
- The frame of the machine is a lot better quality!
The frame of the MIDI incubators is made of 2cm thick PVC plating; it is an insulating sandwich panel.
It is more durable, easier to clean, and the top part fits the bottom one more preciously so there is no undesirable air flowing in. Therefore, the inner heat distribution is much better! It is a very important factor in relation to the success of incubating!
It is suitable to incubate 120-140 pieces of chicken eggs. Also, it can be used to incubate other types of eggs.
In the bottom part of the machine you need to place the watertight film lining and fill up two water channels with water. Then you need to place the black egg-grid on top. You need to mark the very top point of the eggs with a pencil or marker, in order to know their positions after the turning started.
Place the top part of the machine on, making sure it fits preciously; then put in the SK60F heating module through the hole that is located in the middle of the top part.
Connect it to the electrical circuit and set the desired temperature.
After a couple of hours the required value is set.
- Measuring and controlling the humidity level is much simpler!
Place the humidity measurer behind the checking window, between the window and the metal ribbon. (It is not an included part of the machine!)
There is a small hole next to the heating module which can be closed with a piston. This is where the machine blows out the used air. By changing the size of this air hole, you can control the level of humidity. If you close the piston, the humidity will increase. If you open up the air hole, then it will decrease. Always make small corrections and check after a while to see how the new setting works.
Starting from the next day, every morning and evening turn the eggs with 90 degrees.
In the last three days do not turn the eggs, it is the hatching period. Fill up another two water channels with water and place the eggs on the egg-grid. The chickens will hatch on this.
Detailed information about using the machine can be found in the included Manual!
This machine is very popular with bee-keepers and reptile breeders.
It can also be made with a see-through, Plexiglas top part for zoos and exhibitions as a show-case incubator. (It can have a stronger SK85F heating module built in, in case the insulation is not sufficient!)
Recommended accessories: Control thermometer (18 cm), Humidity measurer, Egg checking lamp, Incubating textbook