best flash li8ght for candleing

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pefferlawchicken, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Songster

    Feb 22, 2009
    ontario, canada
    just about to go to walmart to pic up a flash light or something to candel with what is the best i can get from walmart
  2. i use a mini LED maglite that i picked up at wally world for less than $20. works like a charm!
  3. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:Pick up a pen light, you can usually get them for about a few dollars. Get a 1/2 ID black rubber hose. Cut it about a inch, as even as possible. Slide it over the light end to make a seal when the light is held to the egg.

    In a dark room you do not even have to remove the eggs. Turn on light and hold on large end of egg with air pocket. You should be able to see veins and movement on fertile eggs old enough. This does not work as well on brown eggs then it may be neccassary to make a box candler for those.

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