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Incubator--how to use rocker inside? - (Jul/24/2012 )


I am very new at cell culture and need some guidance.

I was planning to use a rocker inside our lab's incubator. There is a hole in the back of the incubator covered by a cork. I assume this is where I should pull the electrical cord for the rocker through to plug into an outlet. But wouldn't this disrupt the controlled environment inside the incubator? Is there some kind of contraption I need to cover this hole?

Thank you.


Usually you need to find a cork (usually called a "bung" or a "stopper") with a hole in it that the cord can be passed through, similar to what you would find on a vacuum trap.