Excellent candling flashlight

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ebonykawai, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Thanks for the info!
    I'm getting ready to set myself up to candle in a week or so...
     
  3. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL, I love your icon! [​IMG]
     
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I use the GQF cool lite tester. Cost about 10 dollars
     
  5. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you know how bright that one is? I was using a mini mag flashlight at about 15 lumens and couldn't see a thing.
     
  6. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a good price too.
     
  7. littlebanty

    littlebanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can use a brooder lamp at 250 watts. Get a peice of cardboard and cut a hole in it to fit the large end of the egg into and put it up to the brooder lamp. I read that on some site yesterday and the results were REALLY good. Thats what Im hoping to do since I already have the lamp.
     
  8. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just watch the heat when using your brooder lamp - you don't want to damage your embryos.
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    That's great! Yeah. I use the LED surfire since it runs a lot cooler and you don't have to take eggs out of the bator. I carry the surefire on me daily and have found it to be a very drop resistant, water resistant, hardy light. When it gets covered in muck, just give it a bath no problem. The seals on the ends keep it dry inside.
     

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