Incubation and Embryology - University of Illinois

Incubation Troubleshooting

Exploders - Problem usually occurs at about 12 to 13 days of incubation.

Probable Cause Suggested Corrective Measure
Contamination from previous exploders. This is a problem which multiplies rapidly unless stopped.

The best means of control of exploders is to prevent their occurring in the first place (see above). If exploders do occur, attempt to remove all contaminated eggs. If problem is severe, empty machine, clean it, and start over.

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