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The OvaScope HIGH INTENSITY Egg Candler – For Highest Possible Visibility of the Growing Embryo inside the Egg
Incubators … Brooders and Intensive Care Units
Useful Information: Breeders’ Resources (covers everything from handfeeding to potential breeding / chick problems)
Infertile or “dead-in-shell” eggs need to be removed as soon as possible, as keeping them with viable eggs can inhibit their development and potentially kill them due to bacterial growth inside spoiling eggs. The below candlers allow you to check on the eggs’ development. You can see “live embryo” inside the eggs, as they develop.
- Embryo Development (explains what happens inside the developing egg) … Glossary
- Causes of Infertility and Poor Hatching Rates… Dead-in-Shell / Embryo Mortality
- Photo Series: From Egg to Parrot – Amazing series of photos of candled eggs – from Day 1 through Hatching
OvaView and OvaScope Egg Candlers
Now with the OvaScope you can watch the live embryo develop inside the egg.
The innovative EggScope allows the egg and embryo to be examined in more detail than has been possible before.
The light source is an LED which has the advantage of being very bright whilst remaining cool so prolonged observation of eggs (even small eggs) is not harmful to the embryos.
Compared with handheld candlers, the clarity and visibility of the egg and its contents is also improved by completely blocking out ambient light and slightly magnifying the image, as well as allowing the viewer to rotate the egg smoothly as it is observed.
Any webcam can be hooked up to the viewing piece making it ideal for classroom use.
These battery-powered egg candlers can accommodate any size up to goose-sized egg.
The OvaScope Egg Candlers are Now Available with Two Options:
Standard For White-shelled Eggs
High Intensity suitable even for Very Dark / Thick-shelled / Mottled Eggs
The OvaScope High Intensity has a higher light output from a higher spec LED than the Standard OvaScope.
Images of a developing embryo and hatching chicks using the OvaScope Egg Scope: