Dyeing Problems:
Stripes

 
 

Stripes

Cause: the equipment used to process eggs commercially has rollers which will rub the surface of the egg and wear away/damage the cuticle.  This prevents the dye from taking well in these areas.  You will usually see two parallel stripes on the egg after dyeing.

Solution: a good black dye might cover relatively evenly, even with a damaged egg shell. 

There is no good solution for this problem except prevention: avoid store-bought commercial eggs if possible, and buy directly from producers.  Eggs sold as “organic” and “cage-free” are often processed less than the more commercial (and cheaper) ones, and have thicker shells to boot.  Find a good brand and stick to it, even if the eggs cost a bit more. 


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