well, I've been patiently waiting 2 whole months for my cresties to hatch...they were due July 6th...on my mom's birthday. Well, no one popped out and I did notice that the eggs never really grew...well, yesterday I went to check on the eggs like I have been the past week and opened the lid and noticed one of the eggs was moist and smelled funny....first thought, "OH SNAP" (other words came out of course). So I ran the egg to the reptile room and busted it open with a pair of tweezers, the egg sounded like construction paper when ripped.....baby was fully formed and dead...yolk wasn't attached, no little cord to the belly...all gone...so to be on the safe side i busted the other egg open too...and out popped this bouncy little nut...a little smaller than it's clutchmate and lighter, but still alive right now...I even got it to drink a little...it'll be closely monitored for the next month. I asked both Steph and Jen of JS Rhacs...their opinion was that the egg was overcalcified and the baby couldn't break through...good info if it ever happens again.
Now, this is officially my first Crestie hatchling, and you can't see it well from the pics, but it's a harley...I can see the markings close to it's back legs on both sides...I took the pics after I misted it a bit. Little one is sitting right next to me in it's container so I can keep an eye on it...So here it is, if I end up keeping it...I'll keep up it's lineage name and give it an adams family name
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I just got another clutch from this pair too...hope it's fertile, doesn't look like it's overly thick like these eggs were.