You just might be a little Jealous*
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    Default You just might be a little Jealous*

    Auction find and successful bid.

    JRG13, JWChesnut, Richard Cryberg I thought of you guys when I found this:

    Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ Steri-Cult™ CO2 Incubator

    https://www.fishersci.com/shop/produ...tors/p-4529431

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    Full specifications ▼
    Product Size -
    Chamber Material Polished stainless steel
    CO2 Concentration Range 0 to 20%
    CO2 Sensor Technology IR sensor
    Humidity Delivery External humidity reservoir
    Relative Humidity Ambient to 95%, controllable
    Temperature Range (Metric) Ambient +5 to 50C
    Data Outputs Optional 4-20mA
    Certifications/Compliance UL, cUL, CE
    Dimensions (D x W x H) Interior 20.6 x 28.8 x 32.8 in. (52.3 x 73.2 x 83.8cm)
    Capacity 11.4 cu.ft., 322.8L
    Electrical Requirements 115V 50/60Hz
    Dimensions (L x W x H) Exterior 27 x 43 x 39.4 in. (68.6 x 109.2 x 100.2cm)
    Description Single 323L incubator
    Net Weight 410 lb, 186kg


    Also got this one:
    BARNSTEAD THERMOLYNE 5000 COMPACT Co2 INCUBATOR

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    It might not be the deal of the century, but pretty darn close to it.


    I know where they came from, a local lab when they did Horticulture hybridization, etc.

    Weyerhaeuser Timber Company

    https://www.weyerhaeuser.com/

    Going to pick up today.

    I may sell one after I check them out and take my pick. I don't need both. I've been looking for a while to upgrade from my Exo-terra reptile incubators. Not real thrilled about the housing quality and depth with the GQF.

    Never thought I'd be able to get this kind of quality. Pretty tickled to say the least. Not having to worry about a potential incubator failure April, May & June when they are usually crammed full of cells will be nice. Cells themselves are not worth all that much, but their loss and disruption of the schedule for available mated queens would be a real hit that time of year.
    Last edited by Lauri; 01-16-2018 at 03:40 PM.
    Lauri Miller.
    Carniolan Hybrids. Glenn, Latshaw & Wild lines.

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    Default Re: You just might be a little Jealous*

    You find the strangest stuff at auctions, they also had several cases of these I'll be using with Protein Sub.
    I got 6 cases (24 packages) for $15.00 total. Non waxed food grade paper

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    I can only use a few and will share with a few acquaintances that are more on the commercial end. One of those things I have to restrain my self from buying it all. I don't know enough beekeepers to have moved it quickly enough to keep my husband from giving me the evil eye.

    Keith Jarrett, I thought of you when I passed this up.
    Lauri Miller.
    Carniolan Hybrids. Glenn, Latshaw & Wild lines.

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    I like good deals if I can find a use for them.
    Cheers
    gww
    zone 5b

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    Default Re: You just might be a little Jealous*

    Indeed that is a great score. I would LOVE something like that. In fact I'm going to start a regular scan of our local online auction site just incase something like that comes up.
    "Every viewpoint, is a view from a point." - Solomon Parker

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    Default Re: You just might be a little Jealous*

    Lauri: I'm happy for you, and I can't imagine anyone on Beesource wouldn't be happy for your getting something as nice as this to help support your queen raising capacity.

    More power to you!

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    Thanks guys

    Man, I just got them home. The little one is really nice, but the big one has me in Awe. I almost feel guilty about keeping it, it is so nice. Super heavy, water jacketed from what I read. They say shipping weight is about 400#. Lots of room inside, spotless stainless interior and shelving. Looks pretty user friendly and not difficult to program. Like new condition, I can't tell that it's ever been used. I'll hang onto it for a while before I decide whether to keep it or sell it. No doubt it would make great trading material...This is something WSU, Universities or an commercial II outfit should be using.

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    I love the interior clear door.

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    Cell bar placed for size reference. This will hold a LOT of cells.

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    Last edited by Lauri; 01-17-2018 at 12:45 PM.
    Lauri Miller.
    Carniolan Hybrids. Glenn, Latshaw & Wild lines.

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    Default Re: You just might be a little Jealous*

    WOW!! Congrats!
    "The amazing thing about the honey bee is not that she works, but that she works for others." St. John Chrysostom

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    This one also has the interior glass door for viewing without changing the temp. That is a really nice feature.

    Holds 200 -250+ roller cages on the three shelves

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    Last edited by Lauri; 01-17-2018 at 09:01 PM.
    Lauri Miller.
    Carniolan Hybrids. Glenn, Latshaw & Wild lines.

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    Default Re: You just might be a little Jealous*

    That's awesome Lauri. Those are beautiful. Even more so when you can get em' on cheap. Congratulations!

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    Default Re: You just might be a little Jealous*

    there has been some very good commercial chicken egg incubators for sale recently. Like mini fridge and bigger sizes. not the plastic see through bench top jobs.

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    Default Re: You just might be a little Jealous*

    I'm curious, do those of you with incubators that will control CO2 and humidity levels use those functions? If so, where do you set those levels?

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    Default Re: You just might be a little Jealous*

    And the price was?
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Pete View Post
    I'm curious, do those of you with incubators that will control CO2 and humidity levels use those functions? If so, where do you set those levels?
    That is a good question. With a sealed interior and no circ fan, I will ether have to add ventilation or get a small oxygen tank for the small unit. It will be trial and error at first.

    How much oxygen do cells need? (More than the chamber will hold with occasional opening?)

    How would they respond to a slightly higher O level during last stages of development if O is added? I find that idea interesting.

    I see these units on ebay if you are looking.

    I may sell the big one to buy a smaller one if anyone is local and interested. It is 11.4 cubic feet in size, a bit large for my use. Weights about 300# though, so no shipping. PM me for price. Pennies on the dollar compared to a new one.
    Last edited by Lauri; 03-16-2018 at 02:13 PM.
    Lauri Miller.
    Carniolan Hybrids. Glenn, Latshaw & Wild lines.

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