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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by Domenic » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:06 am

I've candled a few early embryo deaths too. They look very yellow and sometimes have a small dark object inside. Once you break them open you can usually see a small pink glob, sometimes with a black dot in the center of it that I usually take for an eye.
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Post by HoangQuan » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:23 am

ikhom, have you ever candled an egg that close to hatching date?
I have some eggs that supposed to hatch yesterday, I candled them before and was quite sure that they're fertilized, and the parents were sitting really tight.
this morning I took all out and candled them again and they were just like all were solid, could hardly see anything in there :?
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by ikhom » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:16 am

Yes, I've candled an egg on the hatch day. I couldn’t see a head or a beak inside the egg, as some of the other members, but I was surprised to see that the blood veins were still present beside the air cell. The rest of the egg was too dark to candle. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures to show for now. :lol:
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by Domenic » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:18 am

HoangQuan wrote:this morning I took all out and candled them again and they were just like all were solid, could hardly see anything in there :?


Definitely ready to hatch then HoangQuan.
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by ikhom » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:30 pm

To finish this topic I want to add that the egg that I was handling to make candling picture hatched.
I had to switch the nests after the hen stop sitting. I was sure that the eggs were dead because when I moved them they were cold. So, when this guy hatched it was a nice surprise.
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This picture is from the webcam, so the quality is not great.
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by cindy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:19 pm

Congratulations on the new little hatchling.

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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by Sally » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:24 pm

How adorable--congrats! Is that another fertile one at the bottom of the photo?
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by Hilary » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:26 am

This is such wonderful information that I made this thread a sticky. Thank you!
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by ikhom » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:41 am

Sally wrote:How adorable--congrats! Is that another fertile one at the bottom of the photo?

On January 31, after 3 days of incubation, the egg was fertile. I could even see heartbeats like never before. It was very close to the shell. But I'm not sure if it survived the move from one nest to another.
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by Ameza » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:29 am

Great information and great pictures! I have always wondered how the eggs are supposed to look when they are candled.
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by thegoldfincher » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:30 pm

I handmade mine "candeling egg"

http://thegoldfincher.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-candeling-your-canary-and.html

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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by ikhom » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:29 pm

I want to show another case with the freshly laid egg. The egg was damaged. I presumed right after it was laid when the egg shell was still soft. The result is that egg has bubbles inside. I’ve also observed this with other egg that didn’t have any visible damage, but also had bubbles-the sign of damaged structure.
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by Kathryn » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:14 pm

Thanks so much for sharing! I'm loving the updates.
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by soloisok » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:21 am

WOW, thanks for posting such incredible pictures and priceless information. Stunning!
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by CaliforniaZebraFinch » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:19 pm

Great pictures. It's so interesting how it all unfolds.
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