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What candler do you use?

post #1 of 5
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My Farm Innovations 4250 'bator came with a model 3300 candler. It may work great for white eggs (I don't have any), but it doesn't do much at all for brown eggs.

 

My question is for dark shell incubators - what candler do you use? Would you use a different one based on research you've done?

 

TIA

post #2 of 5
I use my light off my cell phone.

I'm in the process of hatching some welsummer eggs. Dark brown eggs.

Probably not the best but it allows me to see what I need too.
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Probably not the best but it allows me to see what I need too.

 

Maybe I'm wanting to see too much. I was hoping on day seven to see some blood vessels. All I saw (on the good eggs) was a dark mass. Two of my eggs (out of 40) were clears, so I tossed them. But the other 38 all showed simply a large dark mass inside the shell. Maybe with a brown shell egg that is the most I can hope for?

post #4 of 5
I always used a small led Maglite. I could always see veins by day 7, even in my quail eggs. If you try to get a light with a higher lumen rating I would go with an led, it won't get hot so there's no risk of burning the embryo.
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Originally Posted by Hirad View Post

I always used a small led Maglite. I could always see veins by day 7, even in my quail eggs. If you try to get a light with a higher lumen rating I would go with an led, it won't get hot so there's no risk of burning the embryo.

Say, I just thought .. I have a LumaMax tac light. I'll try that.

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