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    Default How do you guys incubate Crested gecko eggs?

    & what do you use as an incubation medium?
    Also, what temperature do you incubate at?
    I'm planning on going 70 degrees farenheight and incubating on moist vermiculite. I've had lots of success with leopard gecko eggs on vermiculite, but let me know if this is a bad idea for crested gecko eggs.

    Please let me know what everyone uses! :]

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    I'm using Superhatch. It's sort of like tiny clay pebbles. It is really porous and holds a lot of water.
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    Is that like hatchrite? I think hatchrite you dont have to add water to or something.
    Where do you get superhatch?

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    Vermiculite is fine. I prefer to use that over the super hatch, for me it's easier to tell the moisture content. 70 is also fine.
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    Ive heard of people incubating at 75, but i'd like to incubate at a cooler temperature so the babies will be healthier and bigger when they hatch.

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    I've heard that Hatchrite is simply vermiculite that has been pre-moistened. Seems like an expensive way to avoid the "just add water" step, but that's just me. Then when the Hatchrite dries out, you have dry vermiculite and you still have to add water. And you have to know how dry it is.

    I like Superhatch because you can tell just by the color whether or not it is dry. Like clay, when it's dry it's lighter in color and when it's moist, it's a dark brown.

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    I ordered mine from this site (Pangea).
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    Thanks for the picture! :]
    Since i already have the vermiculite i think ill use that, then try something new when i use that bag up.

    What temp do you incubate the eggs at?

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    Room temp. Some people use cooling incubators when there house gets hotter than 78.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayne241 View Post
    I've heard that Hatchrite is simply vermiculite that has been pre-moistened.
    Actually, Hatchrite is perlite (the little white balls) that is pre-moistened and does not have fertilizers in it.

    All three hatching media have been used with success for cresties. Personally, I have used both the hatchrite (perlite) and the Superhatch (Aquatic pond soil). I prefer the Superhatch for cresties. I liked the hatchrite for my African fat Tails.
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    Ah, thanks Saille! I knew it was something that had an "er" and a "lite" in it.
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