recommendation on candling light?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicks4MyFamily, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Chicks4MyFamily

    Chicks4MyFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone have a recommendation for a good candling light? I would love to see what is going on in these Black Copper Maran eggs, but none of the lights I use on my lighter eggs are strong enough
     
  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps


    LED Flashlight coverd with a toilet peper roll. Thats what ive found that works. but it has to be one of thos extreamly bright LED lights
     
  3. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a egg candler from Brinsea which is very bright and i still cant see into the Marans eggs!
    Had to just wait on them [​IMG] lol..
     
  5. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made 2 candlers so I have light beaming in at both ends of the egg. One uses a maglight and the other uses a 13 watt flourescent light (which is the same brightness as a 60 watt bulb). Both of these "lights" burn COOL but bright which was important to me because I didn't want the shell getting hot if I candled more than 10-15 seconds. Here is a photo showing my "candlers" shining into a rust/brown, infertile RIR egg. I just used small boxes and items from around the house so I didn't have to spend big bucks.
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