Egg Incubators are the perfect breeding grounds for bacteria due to the warm and moist conditions the incubators create. Bacteria inside the incubator can often harm your chances of hatching as they threaten to infect the developing chick. Instances where bacteria are to blame are often very hard to spot and the breeder is often left with unexplained hatching failure.
Although it is always best practice to clean your incubator inbetween hatches, Brinsea incubators now contain 'antimicrobial plastics' designed specifically to combat bacterial build-up during the incubation period.
The plastics are formed using Biomaster™ silver nano technology which was originally developed for medical applications. The plastics are effective against 99% of bacteria and give your chicks the best chance of success when hatching from the incubator.