How to build a good candler

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rocketdoctor, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. rocketdoctor

    rocketdoctor Chirping

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    I am trying to candle blue american eggs and can't see anything. I built a box with a 65 watt floot light and put a hole in the top but can't see anything.

    Advice, previous threads or other links would be appreciated.

    thanks,
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

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  3. Towns End

    Towns End In the Brooder

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    I use a small table lamp with a 15 watt flourescent (corkscrew looking) bulb. The bulb is not nearly as hot as a conventional bulb. I cut a hole about the size of a quarter in the bottom of a dark plastic cup and place it over the Bulb. To force all the light upward, I wrap the cup and bottom of the bulb with tin foil. Cheap and effective. I can see through brown and blue eggs with this set-up. Just make sure the room is dark.
     

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