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    Talking 60 degrees?

    Another clutch of my females eggs look nice again and I don't want them to die again so I wanted to know if 60 degrees is high enough, and then what is the estimated days till their hatching too? Thank you for your help

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    Crestie eggs should be incubated around 70-75F. Lower temps = longer incubation time but in the end give you healthier, stronger, and more developed babies while the more you creep towards 75 and dare above it, the smaller they usually are.

    I think between 70-90 ish days is average? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I've seen some people who's eggs go into the low 100s and hatch as well. Again, depends on the temp you keep them at and the growth progress of the baby.
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    Incubation length will depend on the temp, with lower usually resulting in longer time till hatching. Lower temps/longer incubation is also associated with larger hatchlings with more defined head/crest structure. 60 F is going to be too low, the lowest recommended range is more like 68-70, at which point time until hatching can take as long as 90-120+ days. If you incubate at slightly higher temps (say up to about 75), time to hatch can be roughly around 70-90 days. I would not aim to go over 75 degrees as there is anecdotal evidence that higher temp/shorter incubation leads to hatchlings that do not thrive as well. And temps even higher (into the 80s+) may result in developmental issues that prevent a viable hatchling.

    Keeping temps somewhat steady in a range between 68-75F would be your best bet, with periodic (not too frequent) candling to give an indication on when the embryo is filling the egg and when hatching might be imminent.

    I can't recall the problem your previous clutches had - was it calcification issues?
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    60 degrees is wayy to low. should be no lower then 68 and no higher then 78.
    I keep my eggs 75-78 (usually 75 but on occasion it reaches 78) on exactly 80 days in was time to hatch.
    like crestiefu said, the length depends on the temp.

    68 degrees will be 100+ days. and so on and so fourth.
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    I cant get it over 60 degrees it just stays at that temp.

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    Also what would be the best incubation technique then? (because its to low)

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    Sorry I'm very new to this stuff so I dont know much about eggs.

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    move the box into the hottest room. if that was the TEmp witH the other eggs ths is why they died.
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    all my rooms are close to the same temp

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    so there is nothing I can do about that, is there another way?

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