Blowing emu eggs
The emu egg shells always look their best without a top blow hole. The egg can be removed by using things such as an airbed pump, or lamb colostrum feeder, but by far the easiest is a milkshake straw. Thicker than a normal straw, milkshake straws generally come in 6mm or 12mm and are widely available from cookware shops, Amazon or Ebay.
Simply, just drill a hole in the bottom of the egg, large enough for the straw to enter the inside of the egg, then puff/blow through the straw. The pressure of the air will force the egg out. The inside of the egg will drop out with a bit of wiggle from side to side to let a bit of air in to help the flow, just keep blowing, and it's that easy!
Once all the egg is out of the shell you will need to deal with the membrane. The membrane releases easier from the side of the shell with hot water to be pulled out gently from the bottom of the egg. Watered down bleach, cleaning fluid or detergent can be used to help rinse the inside of the egg. Once the membrane has dried to a crisp inside the shell it can be broken up and poked out the the shell by a long implement such as a thin bottle brush, mandrel, screw driver etc.
Thank you to Lynda from eggsfromemus for her demonstration video and image
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