Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: 107 day old eggs sweating. Good or bad sign? :(

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    111
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts

    Default 107 day old eggs sweating. Good or bad sign? :(

    My very first (and most valuable) clutch started sweating last night. They have decreased in size, but don't have any dents and are still bright white. I've been incubating them at 69-72 degrees, and today is day 107. It's been about 24 hours since I first noticed them sweating. Is this normal, or should I be worried? From the research I've done online, it seems like most of the time, sweating eggs never end well. I'm betting the best thing to do is to leave them alone, but is there anything I can do to help them or ease my mind? I'm freaking out! Here's a pic if anyone is interested.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    northern IL
    Posts
    8,007
    Thanks
    112
    Thanked 978 Times in 362 Posts

    Default

    While sometimes a change in temp or humidity can cause condensation on an egg and give it the appearance of "sweating," I'm more concerned about the decrease in size. That's usually the point that an egg won't make it, if the gecko doesn't get itself out.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    111
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybee View Post
    While sometimes a change in temp or humidity can cause condensation on an egg and give it the appearance of "sweating," I'm more concerned about the decrease in size. That's usually the point that an egg won't make it, if the gecko doesn't get itself out.
    Thank you for the reply, Jaybee! Do you suggest I just leave it alone, or do I dare cut it open?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    northern IL
    Posts
    8,007
    Thanks
    112
    Thanked 978 Times in 362 Posts

    Default

    That is something I'm not really comfortable telling people, as it's a very personal thing. If I tell you to cut it, and you cut it and the baby wasn't done forming yet, I look like a jerk, and if I tell you don't cut it and the egg never hatches you'll wonder "what if." It's a call you would have to make. Unfortunately if it's been a day since the eggs shrank I wouldn't hold out too much hope either way.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    3,132
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked 47 Times in 39 Posts

    Default

    Yeah it is a personal decision. I have done it both ways and regretted it. Good luck!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    111
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Ok, thank you guys! I've decided to just leave them be, since the other egg didn't shrink at all. I've waited 107 days already, I can wait a couple more I'll update this thread either way, so that anyone else who comes across this thread in the future will know the outcome!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Southern California/ Orange County
    Posts
    322
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 20 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    Best of luck to you.
    I will be waiting to hear an update.
    ~Lauren
    http://www.crestedmania.com
    http://www.facebook.com/crestedmania
    -Tons of Crested Geckos (200+), 2.3.6 Leachies, 3.2.2 Chewies, 4 Tokays, 5.1 Leopards, 1.4.1 Gargoyles, 1.2 Bearded Dragons, 1.2 Colombian Redtails, 2 Brazilian Rainbow Boas, Chinese Water Dragon, Red Tegu, Yellow Monitor, 2 Iguanas, 2 Cats, 1 Husband

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    859
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 25 Times in 22 Posts

    Default

    A lot of times my eggs sweat just before hatching.
    www.Gracious Geckos.com
    Specializing in (but not limited to) R. auriculatus!
    Facebook!


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Posts
    151
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    Best of luck...looking forward to an update. Thanks for posting either way because its great learn all this when you are new to the hobby
    1.1.0 Kiddos
    0.0.1 Crested Gecko: unnamed
    0.0.1 King Snake: "Boots"
    Many Frogs-less tadpoles!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    111
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    I have an update, and it's not good The egg that had shrunk and was sweating for a couple of days started to get really soggy and today I noticed it was actually leaking yellow yolk. So, I opened it up and found a full term dead hatchling. I'm assuming it wasn't strong enough to get out of the egg, although I think I made the right choice to just let nature take its course. The other egg was still the same size, hadn't been sweating at all, and was still bright white. I opened that one up, and found a fetus arrested in early development. I had really high hopes for these eggs and I'm really bummed, but I know these things tend to happen with first time females. Here's a picture if anyone is interested.


Similar Threads

  1. Is This A Good Sign For A Possible Super? =O
    By Silver Fang in forum CRESTED GECKOS
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-23-2009, 11:59 PM
  2. My first eggs! Are they good?
    By bekers71 in forum RHACODACTYLUS CAGING & TERRARIUMS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-21-2009, 08:08 PM
  3. GOOD NEWS, I've got eggs, Ester eggs!
    By mikhail in forum CRESTED GECKOS
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-18-2006, 08:22 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •