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    Default First hatchling lost to burst egg :(

    So yesterday night the first death of any of my hatchlings or geckos for that matter died. I am so sad. His egg burst at 48 days, and I could see through his skin, an organ, a vein, and his heart beating. So I kind of expected him to die anyway but it's still sad. I have never had a hatchling die before, and this is my first year breeding cresties. RIP little guy.
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    Sorry for your loss.
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    Just wanted to ask, have any of you guys gotten a hatchling that had see through skin that lived?
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    Awww, i'm sorry :/
    To me 48 days seems way too early (early 60's seems to be the minimum to my knowledge), so i have a feeling its skin was transparent because it was underdeveloped and possibly didn't have skin pigmentation yet.
    Poor thing. Did it retain too much water and that's why it popped?
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    It didn't seem like the egg had retained too much water. There was a lot of yellow thick goo and then some clear goo. I think it popped because the egg was very under calcified and thin on some patches of the egg.
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