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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sableboi, Jan 1, 2011.
Is there a "Best" when it comes to purchasing a candler?
I am definately no pro, but I saw no need in purchasing a candler. I have only incubated 4 cluthes, but my handy strong flashlight, a dark room and cupping the egg in my hand worked very well. I even helped my 9th grade grandson do a science project and took pictures of the chicks in different stages of development. But, I AM NO PRO!!
By the way
we just use a flashlight also
I got a 110 lumen coleman flashlight from walmart for around 20 bucks. I have medium brown eggs and can see through them pretty well with my light. My regular mag-light( has 72 lumens) just wasnt cutting it. I absolutely love my new flashlight!
Dang it - I was just at Wally World...will pick one up next time - Thanks!
little led flash light from TSC works great, the one with 1 bulb, $5
I have two. One is an LED flashlight that was $2.99 at TSC, and the other is an old Kodak slide projector. It has a really bright bulb and works quite well. But the replacement bulbs are expensive, so when it goes it will be just the cheap TSC flash.
I use a 5 and 7 lite LED flashlite, they work great, the only thing i add i a folded peice of dk duct tape so the egg fits the light (got these free)
I picked up a $20 spotlight (Stanley IM series spotlight) at Lowe's today to candle my BCM brown eggs....it is day 8 today and I was going to wait till day 10, but I couldn't stand it, so I candled just one and IT WAS ALIVE!
This is my first incubation attempt (with multiple temperature problems with a LG incubator)
I am certifiably addicted now!
Quote:That is so exciting -- clearly you are thrilled beyond words!!! Hooray! Those eggs you have are very hard to see.
For my fairly pale bantam cochin eggs I use a clip on lamp with a hundred watt bulb covered with a piece of cardboard with a hole in it the size of a nickel. Mine are due to hatch Monday -- I'm a wreck.