KEEPING MOLD and BACTERIAL post #1644 INCUBATION w/Friends Thread
from growing in water WELLS during incubation ~
TIPS from the diary thread...........
just a few Copper pennies dropped in the water wells
can prevent bacteria etc. from growing in them!
USE pennies Created BEFORE 1982 thanks to @Sparkypatriot15
Historically, copper has been used as a way to control microbial contamination, including that of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Ancient civilizations including the Aztecs, Greeks and Romans used copper as a topical treatment for skin diseases and wounds, and copper vessels have long been safely used to store water and other foods.
Coins before 1982 were 95+ percent copper according to the U.S. Mint website. It is pennies after 1982 that consist of a copper plated zinc core.
USE DISTILLED WATER
Try to use other methods to add humidity
to the incubator INSTEAD of the wells UNTIL lockdown
add water containers ABOVE in different sizes so you can remove and add as needed
if you have a turner, be creative and find small salad containers with lids cut holes in the tops and fit them into an egg slot so they dont spill and turn with the turner! think out of the box!
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Edited by Sally Sunshine - 12/8/15 at 9:23am