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Post by frederick.edwards3 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:15 am

hey guys this was very unexpected on my part, but my older female just layed two eggs sometime this morning and i am not prepared. had to go to school after i noticed the eggs this morning and before i left i left the eggs in the lay chamber with moist moss and made sure the temp. was holding at 87 degrees in the chamber and asked the wife to check it constantly while i was away. just got home with some supplies to make a homemade incubator,i.e. styrofoam cooler, heat pad, temp. controller, thermometers, vermiculite and am setting it up as im talking to yall. This is my first experiance with this, so i need some help. im very excited but at the same time i am very worried i am gonna lose them, so i need some hard facts on this matter, and not to sound rude, but i dont want your opinion, i want facts that work with the incubation process.

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Post by Jordan on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:29 am

First of all, has your female been with a male? because if not, then they will be infertile. No need to incubate them.

And if your not ready then you may want to think about not incubating the eggs until you are ready and you have all this prepared.
Do you know what morphs the parents are? Do you know the possible outcomes?

Most gecko caresheets cover the basics of breeding like incubation temps.
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Re: Help- two eggs layed this morning

Post by frederick.edwards3 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:41 am

Yes she has been with the male since i got them together about a month and a half ago. I believe they are super hypo tangs. pics here- http://www.leopardgeckoforum.com/t929-id-please. and as far as outcome , I want males and healthy. to produce males the temp needs to be between 85- 88 degrees if im not mistaken.

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Post by Mardy on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:55 am

You want 88-90 for males, 85-88 will give you a mix.

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Post by frederick.edwards3 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:15 am

ok thanks alot. getting ready to candle or should i wait till my incubators temp. is settled in that way i can just move right to the incubator, or will it hurt to candle now while waiting?

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Post by frederick.edwards3 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:31 am

here are some pics of my homemade incubator








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Post by frederick.edwards3 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:19 pm

candled pics





from the position the eggs are laying the embryos are on opposite sides, the egg on the top of the pics has embryo on top and the egg in the bottem of the pics has embryo on the bottem and the eggs are stuck together, do not know if they are attached or not, so is it a possibility that i will lose the egg with the embryo on the bottem, or will they been fine as i left them in the position they were layed?

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Re: Help- two eggs layed this morning

Post by Maggie118 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:15 pm

They look yellow. If they are yellow that means that they are infertile. If they're pink or have a pink hue they are fertilized.

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Re: Help- two eggs layed this morning

Post by fuzzylogix on Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:17 pm

Maggie118 wrote:They look yellow. If they are yellow that means that they are infertile. If they're pink or have a pink hue they are fertilized.


not necessarily true. all eggs if candled immediately after laying will have a yellowish green tint. what you are looking for is the "bullseye" pattern that will be faintly red or pink. i never recommend just tossing an egg out because you candled it and thought it was infertile. when there's debate, incubate! good luck on your eggs and the incubator looks great for a rush job.
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Post by smsararas2 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:26 pm

Look at the top for a sticky and I have a VERY clear picture of what the bullseye looks like:D
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Post by Kodieh on Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:52 am

I would say incubate them for now, and don't run the risks of killing what could be; assuming you're ready and have everything in order for when they do hatch.
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Re: Help- two eggs layed this morning

Post by frederick.edwards3 on Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:18 am

Hey everyone, sorry have not been on here in a couple of days, have been really overloaded with school work and been really busy doing a 3d animation for my college to present to the lieutenant govenor of the state of florida, which in the end will be for a 9/11 memorial on our campus. Very cool!

Thanks to all who have replied and thanks for the advice, currently the eggs are in the incubator at a steady 89.5 Degree and have since the 29th of Aug..

Would like to discuss preparation for when the little guys hatch, i.e. housing, feeding, handling, etc. Any advice or ideas?

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