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    Question Incubation times???

    Hi all,
    One of my eggs hatched out about a week or so ago, but the clutch-mate still hasn't hatched yet, the egg looks healthy but I really dont know , is this normal or should I worry?
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    Have you candled the egg lately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreadyA View Post
    Have you candled the egg lately?
    I've candled it last night, from what I can see it lt has the vein and the O but I can't see why it's taking so long
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    Quote Originally Posted by deanoce View Post
    I've candled it last night, from what I can see it lt has the vein and the O but I can't see why it's taking so long
    You should not be seeing just an O at this point in the incubation. The egg should almost be full inside and hard to pass any light through at all. Near the end of incubation in the last few days before hatching you can see the tail most days curled up on one end of the egg or another and the head gets easier to see depending on the angle it is at.

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    yeah when it is close it is hard to really make anything out, the egg at times nothing can be seen at all because the baby is in a weird position. It can take a week or longer for the second egg to hatch. If the egg starts to seriouly sweat, thats when you have an issue, otherwise just give it some time the other egg might have hatched earlier then it should have for some reason.
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    Yeah on one side it is completely opaque but from the side it has half light and half dark and a bit of red
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    Finally The egg has hatched just this minute, I think the other one must have been premature,
    Anyways, Here a pic of the little guy

    Just one question though,
    How long should he stay in his incubation box once he has come out ?
    Thanks alot guys, really helpful
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    Quote Originally Posted by deanoce View Post
    How long should he stay in his incubation box once he has come out ?
    Thanks alot guys, really helpful
    I take mine out when I see they have hatched and transfer them to their first setup. So you can take yours out when he is done climbing out of the egg. Just be careful. They like to sit still like statues when you touch them sometimes but then they run fast in quick bursts when they want to.

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    I also find that it is hard to see into the egg when candling close to hatch date. It just seems opaque. How then did JB get that great video in side the egg during hatching? Does she have an extra strong light or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midland View Post
    I also find that it is hard to see into the egg when candling close to hatch date. It just seems opaque. How then did JB get that great video in side the egg during hatching? Does she have an extra strong light or something?
    Toward the end of incubation near hatching parts of the egg become easier to see through again. At first you can see the tail usually curled at one end of the egg or another. Then when hatching is really, really close you can see the head and eyes pretty easily too. I use just a regular small led flashlight and can see everything.

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