Aluminum foil and hatching eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SundownWaterfowl, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have heard that when shipping hatching eggs, wrapping the eggs in aluminum foil protects them if the postal service x-rays the eggs. The foil blocks out beta particles. What kinds of particles are in the x-rays the postal service uses? And is this true?
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I don't know about eggs but there is a man that lives in my town that wears a pot on his head and he claims it stops aliens from picking his brain. So foil might work for eggs.
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    I had to Google it, because my thought would have been no, but...
    "Ejected from the nucleus during beta decay, a beta particle is a fast moving electron or positron, depending on the type on beta decay involved. Beta particles can travel a few feet through air and can be stopped with a few sheets of aluminum foil."
    From here .
  4. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    South Louisiana
    That is why I line my hat with foil when I go outside. It is easier to keep on my head than a pot.
  5. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps


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