Sorry to hear that. Good advise. Thanks!Learned a new incubator tip the hard way today.
Tip. Cover your water pan with hardware cloth.
Had 5 queens emerge from their cells today. I found two of them drowned in the water pan. Uhggg. I guess they crawled out of a gap between the qc and the hair roller cage and fell into the pan below. These are all cut out cells, not grafts, so their shape is a bit irregular. I expect several more in the next day. Going to be busy making mating nucs come Wednesday. Thermometers all read 93°, so this temp is working for me.
Too much of a swing in my view, you have low quality equipment. The queen larvae may well survive, but the quality of them is going to be affected.OP I hope it is okay that I jump in. My incubator was reading between 94-95 last night, six hours later it is at 88. Based on what you guys are posting, is it correct that they should survive that and with correction, be okay?