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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:54 pm 
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brilliant work on the instructions trev. You dont even need a degree in ikea to work it out with those great pics. Cheers julie

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:09 am 
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Looking good Trev! I can't wait :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:49 am 
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Hey Trev

Have you tried it on quail eggs? If you can't find dark shelled ones then quail (yes they are smaller) is a good alternative to trial it on because the darker splotchier ones are really hard to candle. I've been trying to do it with my LED torch which does chicken eggs fine but I can't see much with the quail eggs.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:55 pm 
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Does it work on Dark brown Maran eggs......ohhhh thats right Maran aint in Australia....silly me :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:35 pm 
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Chookstarter,
it worked very well with the darker eggs that I got from Astro and I also tried it with a bantam call duck egg last night before i popped them in the incubator (lovey big green eggs)

Kowan,
You can make it and try it on the next batch of brown layers eggs you get :bolt:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:54 pm 
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chookmadhubby wrote:
Kowan,
You can make it and try it on the next batch of brown layers eggs you get :bolt:

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NOOOOOO, I have no time to make it, you can make it for me and charge me for it plus postage.
Trev you have way too much time then me, I have seen your Facebook Farm and what level your on.
Don't make me put my pretty dress on and do a song and dance for ya again :rofl:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:09 pm 
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That's what I did kowan! :lol: :lol: And it worked for me. :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:53 pm 
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Hi All
I have updated the instructions post with the parts list and prices.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:38 pm 
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Just tested on a green call duck egg, day 5 of incubation.
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Happy with the result.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:42 pm 
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Very nice!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:10 pm 
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My candling lamp arrived on Friday and it is excellent. I have been using an 8 LED torch which is really quite bright, but this lamp is much brighter still. Excellent work Trev, and thankyou very much for making the model for the pictures for me! I was surprised by it's size when it arrived. In the pictures it looks quite big, but it actually quite small! I look foward to my next setting of eggs so I can try it properly!

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I have a newbie :oops: question.

Can a candling light be to bright? I have a couple led light torches that light the egg a little bit but if I popped the egg on a cardboard cover (picture a post tube about 40 cm long) with a egg holding hole on top over my 1.5 million candle power torch I could see everything, but might get blind chicks :shock:. If thats the case I'll rig up a conventional light bulb.

I only have shop eggs now as I'm calibrating my hovabator this week end, as a dummy run before I purchase real eggs.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:42 pm 
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Hi Rabbit,
I really dont know if it can be to bright, however I do know that heat will kill the chicks, therefore if using a conventional light globe you must be quick and not allow the light heat up the egg.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:21 pm 
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Have just received one of Trev's lamps. Looks great just got to work out how to use it.
Thanks Heaps TL

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:37 am 
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Hi Sam
Very easy to use, place egg on tube and push little red button, then see what you can see in the egg
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