Day 4 - candling pic's page 2

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wildsky, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I'm really excited.

    I set eggs I bought from Jody late on Monday after having to wait for my incubator so the eggs had sat around my house for four days....... anyway so its day 4 today, and I built myself a really funny contraption to candle with - it includes some black fabric, a coffee can lid with hole, and a measuring cup on top of a very bright flashlight.

    ANyhoo - I was practicing using my own eggs, to see if I could see through the green shells, find the air pocket in my own eggs, then I couldn't STAND it any longer and pulled out one of the Arucana eggs........

    I saw a very dark spot, veins and the whole one side of the egg was dark - I'm SO excited........
     
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  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Wildsky,
    is that the incubator you got from me??? That was last month though??? I hoped that one worked okay!!!!
     
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck on your hatch!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
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  5. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm excited for you! I just set some myself! Good luck hatching I hope it goes well for you and those lil fuzzy butts continue to grow! [​IMG]
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:No I tried that one, the temp was up and down and up and down, and I got SO nervous I decided to buy a new one - well DH said I could - [​IMG] I have them in the Hova Genesis.....
    Its just so easy when I'm such a dork with these things... the only thing I have to worry about is the humidity. I had to hold on to the eggs for 4 days after they arrived, I was a MESS!!!!

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  7. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I am SOOOOO sorry that didnt work out.

    I only tested the fact that it did heat up, I didnt check it for flucuations. I am sorry, I feel so bad!!
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Don't feel bad tiffany - perhaps with more experience I can use it for hatching or something, I just struggled cause I didn't know what the heck I was doing [​IMG]
     
  9. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Congrats Wildsky! It's fun huh? I think that's the bator I want too. I borrowed the one we used for this hatch and I've been a wreck worrying about temps and humidity. Keep us posted!!
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:WAY too exciting thats for sure!

    [​IMG] I candled a few more before my spotlight thing died - its charging now.

    ALl the others had just a big dark spot - like half the egg, which seems to be on track for what should be happening on day 4.... I will wait a few days and candle again....

    I have one egg in there that I noticed has a crack - I'd like to check it out - I only noticed the crack when I was writing on the egg, and the pencil kinda jerked, so its very very tiny.... but I might need to get it out of there..
     

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