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09-05-2007, 01:51 PM
So.. i just decided to dig deep in my lay box..and found 2 eggs..they look a little large to me. One has a slight dent in it...
but i put them right in the hatch right, i'll take pics tonight for size comparison..and then post pics of the maybe proud to be parents..haha
opps any suggestions/??? for the dent where should i keep them. Do they need sun light
my room is about 76 is that okay?...umm wow i feel like i'm a mess.haha
09-05-2007, 02:15 PM
If the egg is slightly dented it could just be because they had a chance to dry out a bit before you found them. If you caught them early enough then putting them in a humid incubating container will help to hopefully fill them back out. It usually takes a day or so to notice a difference and you can then candle them with a small, high-output flashlight (like an LED) in a dark room to check for veins to see if they are fertile.
I use gardening perilite or fine grain or regular grain vermiculite to incubate my eggs in and they all hold humidity well enough for eggs. I will normally wet down the incubating media and then squeeze out as much water as I can so the media is damp to the touch but not soaked. You usually want the ambient humidity for the eggs to be about 80-90%, but I admit that I rarely monitor this. Too much water or vapor however can saturate the eggs and drown the embryo, but squeezing any excess water beforehand usually takes care of this problem. I just read after that you're using Hatchrite, so you won't have to worry about this because it's to my understanding that you don't need to add any water when using it. :) I incubate my eggs in plastic soup containers with no holes and it keeps the containers from drying out and holds the humidity in.
76 degrees should be a safe temperature to incubate eggs in. The caution zone with crested eggs I would say is 55-86 degrees, with the hotter end being more detrimental. I would keep them out of the sun as you don't want fluctuating temperatures on the eggs if you can help it. I normally place mine on a dark shelf in a cool part of the house and wait it out. If the room temp should happen to change over the course of the day, I wouldn't worry, but sudden rapid temperature changes should be avoided as much as possible. I'd keep them away from anything like a window, air conditioner or room heating unit where the air temp could become unstable.
Congratulations on the crested eggs by the way! :D I was such a mess the first time I found eggs. ;)
09-05-2007, 03:35 PM
Here's some pics of the eggs..
and thanks for the info. I have them sitting in hatchRite in a cooler spot in my room that doesn't get much sun.
Neither Parent wanted thier picture taken so here's some older ones
and her's a pic. of the Mom Miss. Kiwi(she dosen't do well w pictures, she's a pretty light pink large girl)
and the Dad is Dipstick, he's a nice looking Chevron
09-05-2007, 05:19 PM
the moisture should pop those dents out in NO time. check with a flashlight for the pink Ring inside the egg. that is the top. mark it with a sharpie. GOOD LUCK, and CONGRATS!!
09-05-2007, 09:27 PM
Like the others said the dents should "pop out". Just look for the magic cheerio! Is this the females first clutch?
09-05-2007, 09:35 PM
first with me but not the first.
she came from G Gecko.
09-06-2007, 09:17 AM
Becky! Welcome to the world of breeding.... it just takes off from here! :)
09-06-2007, 11:24 AM
you know you'll be getting pms and emails haha.. Maybe even a phone call or two.:)
09-07-2007, 06:49 PM
cograts man on the eggs do you mix perlite and vermiculite?
09-12-2007, 07:21 PM
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