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Offline Rock331

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Looking for eggs.
« on: August 18, 2011, 02:16:43 PM »
I was think how hard it is to see eggs unless the sun is shining the right way. Then I remember playing with a black light. You when you walk into a club and your white shirt turns blue. Well I was wondering it the same thing happens to a white egg. I was thinking about getting a small black light like the kind banks use to scan money to look for the hidden seals. Has anyone tried this and is it worth spending the money on a black light.
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Offline AllenF

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Re: Looking for eggs.
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011, 04:29:38 PM »
I don't know about the black light, but I have switched over to black plastic foundation and that makes finding eggs very easy. 

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Re: Looking for eggs.
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 09:20:44 PM »
A flashlight helps a lot.
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Re: Looking for eggs.
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 09:36:30 PM »
+1 on black plastic foundation.  Really makes them so much easier to see.

No, haven't tried a black light.  Interesting question.

Offline Rock331

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Re: Looking for eggs.
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 12:28:50 AM »
I am going to check the hive tomorrow and will try with a flashlight. Later I will try with a blacklight just to see if it works. I will let yall know.
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Re: Looking for eggs.
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 12:57:12 AM »
i will try it next time.  seems an interesting idea...and i have a black light.  try ebay for a good one.  some that i found in the stores were not so good and the ones that were, were expensive.  found a nice one on ebay and it did not cost so much.
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