fundamental re-appraisal of incubator design has
resulted in the cylindrical shape and Omnitherm™
heating of these top quality larger incubators.
state-of-the-art performance makes the Octagon
100 digital and 250 digital suitable for exotic
species, game, waterfowl, ostrich and emu at competitive
prices. The Octagon 100 Digital can hold the equivalent
of 180 chicken eggs (6 Ostrich) and the Octagon
250 Digital up to 380 chicken eggs (12 Ostrich).
handling is extremely flexible with eggs held
in removable trays which can be selected at time
of order as universal (allowing adjustment for
different egg sizes) or species specific (for
maximum capacity). Other trays can always be ordered
Octagon 100 and 250 Digital incubators are designed
to compliment the Modular Hatcher to create professional
quality, comprehensive incubation systems.
Octagon 100 and 250 Digital Incubators are shaped
to the way air flows. Moulded cabinet construction
enables the shape to break away from conventional
square shapes. Careful analysis of the behaviour
of air vortices has lead to the unique shape of
the Octagon 100 series. The cylindrical shape
and absence of internal corners perfectly matches
the natural movement of air resulting in unparalleled
temperature consistency. (Imagine stirring coffee
in a square cup!) The lack of corners makes the
cleaning and sterilizing the inside easy and certain.
heater technology optimizes temperature control
Octagon 100 and 250 incorporate the proven Omnitherm™
heating technology . The eggs, encircled by unique
film, low thermal inertia heating elements are
assured the most precise control of temperature.
application of technological advances in materials
and components, tight quality control and numerous
innovative design features, have resulted in an
incubator capable of successfully hatching the
most demanding exotic species, ratites and reptiles.
But still at a price and simplicity to be attractive
to the domestic poultry breeder, too.
Products pioneered the use of electronic temperature
controls in domestic incubators and the Octagon
100 series are fitted with a refined design which
maintains temperature to within +/- 0.2°C
within the entire egg space yet allows wide temperature
range adjustment and a high level of discrimination.
heating provides gentle warming from almost the
entire surface of the cylindrical walls, offsetting
the heat losses from the cabinet where they occur.
The large surface, low temperature elements have
very low thermal inertia and allow very close
control. The low thermal stresses involved ensure
that the elements also have a very long life.
ventilation and temperature controls are conveniently
mounted on the front of the machine along with
the filler for the water reservoir, thermometer,
window and interior light switch. The fan has
a brushless DC motor and is reliable and vibration
free, of the type used widely in the computer
the whole incubator is rotated through 90 degrees
to turn the eggs, the egg chamber is free of all
internal mechanisms. The Octagon 100 digital and
250 digital can be supplied without the Auto-turn
base for special purposes such as the incubation
is performed automatically by the Autoturn base
unit which incorporates logic control for programmable
timing and centering. (The Octagon series can
be manually turned if required, by rolling into
the different octagonal faces.)
are held in a choice of removable trays. 'Universal'
trays have adjustable dividers so that a wide
variety of egg sizes can be accommodated. Alternatively,
industry standard 'egg flats' are available which
give higher density setting accommodation of certain
species. Any combination of egg trays can be accommodated
together. Special trays are available for ostrich
and emu or rhea eggs.
Octagon 100 is supplied as standard with four
universal trays and the 250 with seven. Additional
trays are available. Although it is possible to
hatch in the Octagon 100 and 250 we recommend
the use of a still air hatcher - particularly
for game birds - and the Brinsea Modular Hatcher
system is designed for this purpose.
hatch in the Octagon 100 series incubators hatching
covers are available to contain emerging chicks
within the universal trays but because of the
extra height of the covers they limit the capacity
to two egg trays in the Octagon 100 and
three in the 250.
Octagon 100 series is supplied as standard with
the H122 Humidity Management
Module with digital readout of %
relatie humidity. this unit senses the humidity
in the egg chamber and pumps in the exact amount
of water to constantly maintain the humidity level
selected. The digital display confirms the achieved
The Octagon 100 series is compatible with the
Hatcher Systems have been specifically designed
to compliment the Octagon 100 digital and 250
digital when used as setters. These are available
in two sizes for Ratites (Ostrich, Emu) or for
other birds. These are ‘still air’
hatchers, each comprising an insulated cabinet
and front loading drawer style egg tray. Each
unit is independently controlled and the construction
allows any number of units to be stacked, to form
a chest of drawers, to match the output from as
many incubators as the system requires.