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Questions about Candling

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Posted by: Beth60 at Sat Apr 5 12:59:54 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Beth60 ]  
   

The first eggs have finally arrived. The female that I didn't think was gravid laid two eggs yesterday! She has substrate in her tank and was digging in it the day before. Yesterday I went down and her head was in the substrate and I could see an egg.
So, I took them out carefully and put them in moistened perlite in a incubating container.
Questions:
One of the eggs was kind of upright in the substrate and I laid it down in the perlite - was that not good?
At what point after hatching does it make a difference what way the egg is lying and why? Do they drown in fluid if not the right way?
How do you candle an egg? I would love some detail on this please and thank you!

BTW - when I say I didn't expect she was gravid it is because I put her with the male for one night and she really made lots of noise and ran - tail up in the air, shaking and nattering. I figured she just wasn't ready so I took her out and put her in another enclosure and voila! She also doesn't look any thinnner or weigh any different. I assume she is the one that laid eggs because she was the one that kept going back to the spot and sticking her head in the substrate. Substrate is also going - paper towels are going to be better I think - and a nesting box.

Of course these may be dud eggs!


   

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