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2nd season breeding and have problem with eggs

Post by tangiers on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:25 pm

this is my
2nd season last year got 14 eggs only 3 hatched
mostlikely cause it was my first year
i got my first 4 eggs from 2 females i bought another female to increase
my chances of getting more babies
1 batch wasnt fertile the other two were fertile and looked awsome for 17 days
then they got dents forming on them this happend to me last year
anyone know why this happens??????

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Re: 2nd season breeding and have problem with eggs

Post by Kodieh on Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:31 am

Sounds like your humidity isn't high enough.

Do you mind running down the specifics of your incubator? Container, substrate, how your heating it and monitoring the heat and humidity?
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Post by geckochick89 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:19 am

You havent given us enough information to make an accurate guess as to whats going wrong
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Post by tangiers on Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:19 pm

Im heating the eggs in an incubator
I keep them in vermiculite at 84-86
Have temp probes in the egg container
I do have a humidity probe but not using
it this year because most breeders i speak
to dont use them and its funny that last year
I took the humid probe out and i got my
Last 3 to hatch think i was paying too much
Attention to the humidity ???

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Post by geckochick89 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:30 am

how moist is the vermiculite? Everything else sounds fine.
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Post by Kodieh on Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:09 am

Well, I don;t know if you're opening the container or something to view them. But everything you've said points to humidity issues.

From what I hear, vermiculite should be mixed with a 2 to 1 water solution.

So for every (measurement) of vermiculite, you mix in two (measurement) of water.

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Post by tangiers on Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:04 am

The way i do the vermiculite is until
1-2 drops of water squeeze out from hand full

I have opened the container is that bad maybe the cause????

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Post by Kodieh on Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:15 am

Well, generally opening the container KILLS your humidity for a short while. But, done too often can result in some bad things.

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