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    Default Egg slit/goo/blood?

    So, long story short, there's a slit in one of my eggs and there's goo and blood oozing out of it, but I don't see any hatchling face yet, do I just leave it be? Because this is my first time hatching a gecko out and it's freaking me out.

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    Is this a crested gecko egg?
    How long has the egg been incubating, and at what temps?
    How long has the egg been slit (that you know of)?
    Are you sure it's a slit, or could the egg possibly be leaking out of a small hole that could be patched?
    Is there a clutchmate? Any signs of clutchmate egg preparing to hatch (sweating, slit, etc.)?

    Maybe your little one has already hatched by now, but if not, a photo would be very helpful. Good luck!

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    It is a crested gecko egg
    It's been incubating for 91 days at 69-78*F (depending on the days when it's REALLY hot, but it's usually an avg. of 74*F)
    Yes, I'm sure it's a slit and it's only been slit for no longer than a few minutes(so I guess I could always just wait)
    There is a clutchmate and I don't see any signs of it preparing to hatch right now.

    I can get a photo since now it's also oozing a bit of yolk....

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    Here's the best pic I could get. (My camera sux)

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    Is it slit on the bottom? Have you seen the slit?

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    Here, I circled the area with the slit, outlined the slit in red and pointed to it:


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    Hmmmm... my guess is that it's hatching. Hopefully the little one's head will peek out soon for you (pip). If not, some people advocate assisting the little one out of the egg; but others are against it (some favor letting nature take it's course). I am not comfortable advising you which way to go, as it is a very personal decision that must be made by each individual on a case-by-case basis. However, I can tell you that if I had an egg that was at term, and it slit with goo coming out but no baby appeared after a few minutes, I personally would assist the baby by very carefully opening up the egg. Whatever you do, I wish you the best of luck!

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    Yeah, it's been a few minutes and no head with more goo oozing out, so I think I'll help it.

    I know some people prefer to let nature take it's course, but I'll open the slit a bit and see if that will help it. It just needs to get its head out so it can breathe

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    I should add, that if I felt it was just a small hole, or a tear that could possibly be patched, then I would consider trying that. It's a tough call since it's your first egg and you don't know how long to expect your eggs to incubate.

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    I'm still a new Breeder so I'm not to sure on this advice. I had a egg leak yolk for about a week. It would stop then leak then the other egg did the same. I just let them be and about a week and a half later I had to perfectly healthy cresteds hatch. But I'm not sure about the blood, I didn't see that, probole might want someone more experienced to answer that one. I hope it hatches soon for you
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