what is candeling

eggs

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im new to hatching eggs and im still pretty much in the dark

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hypnofrogstevie

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Candling is when you take a candler (looks like a mini flashlight) and stick it on the fat end of the egg. It will then brighten the inside and show you if there is any development in the egg

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twigg

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*candling* and *in the dark* .... too funny


Egg candlers are expensive and useful only for eggs.

Most use flashlights with varying degrees of success. The better flashlights can be expensive too.

Surefire do high intensity lights at a price. The basic model is about $60, but can be had cheaper on Ebay.

Ultrafire are very similar *Chinese* versions. The one I've seen is excellent, and about 1/3 the cost.

For what it's worth, we just bought the new 3W LED Mini Maglight. It was $25 in Walmart, and $22 in Home Depot. It works very well even with our mid-brown eggs.

The equivalent Surefire and Ultrafire have the latest 5W LEDs, and would be even better.

hth

Steve
 

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