Milk heater

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killycolpy

Joined Feb 6, 2023
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Can anyone advise the best way to heat between 50and 100ml of milk and keep it at approximately 37c I want to have the milk pumped down a 2 meter long tube which I will have connected to tiny teats for the purpose of feeding baby kittens if the mum was ever sick and could not do it herself
 

LowQCab

Joined Nov 6, 2012
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I'd be willing to bet that the Kittens won't scoff at a meal because it's not the perfect Temperature.
An Immersible-Aquarium-Heater from a Pet-Shop would probably do an excellent job.
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Thread Starter

killycolpy

Joined Feb 6, 2023
7
I'd be willing to bet that the Kittens won't scoff at a meal because it's not the perfect Temperature.
An Immersible-Aquarium-Heater from a Pet-Shop would probably do an excellent job.
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What is the temperature and will it maintain this all day
 

MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
26,712
100ml = Less than 1/2 a cup.
You can get small square jars that size. (spices etc).
The hand warmer could be strapped to the side, I assume you may want to insulate/wrap the jar?
They are re-chargeable, you could leave it on charge all the time.
 

LowQCab

Joined Nov 6, 2012
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Aquarium-Heaters are built inside a Tempered-Glass-Tube about ~10-inches-long,
( at least they were ~40-years ago ),
and have a user-set Thermostat-Knob on top.
They are designed to clamp to the top-metal-rail on an Aquarium-Tank.
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djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
8,792
Aquarium-Heaters are built inside a Tempered-Glass-Tube about ~10-inches-long,
( at least they were ~40-years ago ),
and have a user-set Thermostat-Knob on top.
They are designed to clamp to the top-metal-rail on an Aquarium-Tank.
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You can get a small-tank heater that’s only about 3” tall. I have one for my 1.5 gallon tank.
 

MrSalts

Joined Apr 2, 2020
2,767
It would be much better to heat only the milk in the tube. A PTC can be used to make sure the milk is not overheated.
 

Reloadron

Joined Jan 15, 2015
7,149
You can roll your own or take an off the shelf. A Google of "12 volt baby bottle warmer" will bring up a dozen hits. Years ago when our kids were babies (over 40 years ago) we had a 12 volt unit that just plugged into the car cigarette lighter for when we traveled. They have come a long way. :)

Ron
 

MrSalts

Joined Apr 2, 2020
2,767
You can roll your own or take an off the shelf. A Google of "12 volt baby bottle warmer" will bring up a dozen hits. Years ago when our kids were babies (over 40 years ago) we had a 12 volt unit that just plugged into the car cigarette lighter for when we traveled. They have come a long way. :)

Ron
I think my parents just used their cigarettes to warm it in the car.
 
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