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Egg explosion prevention

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I have 30 eggs in an incubator for 1 week now, and a strange smell appeared in the room where the incubator was. It turned out not to be from the incubator, but still this made me aware of the possibility of eggs exploding (since this is the first time I had to place some dirty eggs in the incubator). In the event that an egg explodes, I'm researching ways to deal with it. I can't candle the eggs searching for bad ones because I'm away from home working, and the person who is managing them is inexperienced.

 

I read in an article (http://www.oie.int/doc/ged/D8953.PDF), which discusses industrial hatching egg sanitation techniques, that "Eggs which have been incubated for 24-96 h should not be fumigated [with formaldehyde], as this can result in embryo mortality.", but later I see "The eggs should be fumigated after being transferred to the hatching machines and before 10% of the chicks have begun to break the shell.". This seems an apparent contradiction. Or are they saying that eggs shouldn't bee fumigated only between 24-96h after setting? 

 

My idea is, in the event of an explosion, to fumigate the eggs if they are hit by debris. Or else to immerse them in a warm diluted bleach or hydrogen peroxide solution, or just wipe them with a disinfecting towel or ethanol, but I've read that the technique they use in industry is fumigation. Has anyone here had an exploding egg experience and knows how to take care of the other eggs?

Also, if the eggs are already in lockdown, is it better to clean them or not to do anything?

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Anyone?

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