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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cherndon712, Jan 13, 2008.
I don't have a candler, nor does ANY store around here carry one. Any ideas?
You can use a high powered mag lite flashlite with fairly good results.
I use a surefire 6p with LED upgrade. Don't even have to take the eggs out of the bator to candle!
Thats what I use, the one with LED bulb.
I have used a high powered small mag lite ....just darken your room.....I have also made a homemade candler from an inverted heat lamp added a 100 watt bulb and made a blacken cover from a frisbee, just cut a hole out of the middle...both work great...
You can also use a slide projector with the beam pointed upward and a cover of some sort to concentrate the beam and sit the egg on. That's what I do-works beautifully, and alot of people have those just gathering dust in the attic or bsmt.
Quote:Cyn, what do you put over the light. Since you have been talking about this so much it made me remember how great it works from when I was younger. Just won one off ebay.. I don't think I ever covered the end before, but that sounds like a good idea.
I have a candling question too. When are you supposed to candle, and why do you even need to? Cant you just wait the time and then throw out whatever eggs dont hatch?
I think most people candle on day 7, 14, and 18. It's good to candle so you catch rotten eggs before they blow up. Plus it's good to get the bad ones out so you can have more room for the little fluffy butts to hatch.