Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:
Patricia Boley wrote:There are laws in the state of Ohio about how you store eggs if you plan to sell them retail. Small egg handlers (less than 500 hens) are required to refrigerate at a temperature around 4 degrees F. I sell eggs at the farmer's market during the summer (no real requirements) and keep them in a cooler with ice packs, since they've already been refrigerated. Whatever I don't sell at the marker and during winter months I sell them retail at a local co-op. As far as cleanliness of eggs, the chicken eggs are usually pretty clean, unless it's been a rainy day. I spot clean with water. Duck eggs are usually filthy as they are indiscriminate as to where they lay. Again, a brief soaking in warm water and a scrubby pad occasionally.
Are you sure it was 4 degrees F? That sounds like freezing, not refrigerating. I've had eggs go solid in much warmer temperatures than that. Perhaps 4 degrees C?
Ryan M Miller wrote:Does anybody have an idea what insect this is?
Carla Burke wrote:Yes, please!?! And, thank you!