Light to candle by?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fishinchicken, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. fishinchicken

    fishinchicken In the Brooder

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    What kind of light should I candle by...I've got a metal coffee can with hole cut and I used a 60 watt bulb. I don't see any veining [​IMG]

    I'm on day 6.5
     
  2. Higins00

    Higins00 Songster

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    try a small mag flash light in the complete dark holding the egg in the palm of your hand. Shine flash light in the side and turn the egg around to see what's inside. Thats what I do.
     
  3. andalusn

    andalusn Songster

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    If you go looking for a LED flashlight at a store like Home Depot or Walmart look for the LUMES rating. Most posts I have seen on the forum say anything over 140 lumes. I recently bought a light on Amazon that was 200 lumes and I can see the chick moving inside the shell in my darkened bathroom just off the kitchen where I have my incubator.
     
  4. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I agree with andalusn, find a LED flashlight with as many lumens as possible. I also learned a trick from another BYC'er. Put your egg on you candler that you made with the air cell up and then shine a mag light through the end with the air cell so you are shining light into the egg from both ends. Works pretty good.
     
  5. andalusn

    andalusn Songster

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    A few days ago this topic was posted by someone who made their own light. Looks like it worked well.

    Light topic on BYC
     
  6. jmtrestle

    jmtrestle In the Brooder

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    I use a mini mag light.
     

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