Candeling problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by missychicky, May 30, 2010.

  1. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you candle an egg without an officail candeler?
     
  2. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use an LED flashlight with a washer taped over the end to give a small point of light about 8mm across. Or you can use a tin can with one end cut/drilled out and a regular lamp inside.
     
  3. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And how long is does it take for the embryo to be visible by candeling?
     
  4. scarter

    scarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our first one was a shoe box with a hole cut in the bottom for the egg to sit on. We put a strong light underneath to candle. Last month I used my hand as the holder and put a bright flash light in the other side of my hand. I could see well enough to know blanks from viable.
     

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