I am wondering if the Mag Light I have is as effective as a candeling light from a website. Will I be able to see what I need to see and make a accurate assessment of the eggs possible hatch with a standard flashlight?
I found my little mag lite flashlight to be just fine. I built one with the bulb-in-the-can plan but I thought it was too hot.
my mag lite has a little rubber boot over the head for ? don't know why, but it makes a soft surface to set against the egg.
I used to use a regular flashlight but it wasn't strong enough for the Welsummer eggs so I bought a stronger LED flashlight. It doesn't work much better because of all the light that goes through my hand making it harder to see the inside of the egg. I'm going to build a box candler after I finish four more runs and another coop.
I use a 15 million candle power (huge light) and I took a piece of cardboard that completely covers the lens and cut a small hole in the cardboard. I can see through all my brown eggs with no problems. hehehehehe
Thank you everyone. That saves me a couple dollars that I can spend on some new Golden Campine chicks. My Barnevelder eggs are on their 7th day in the incubator and I am going to candle them tonight, keeping my fingers crossed for all spidery veins in them and new Barne's in 2 more weeks.