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RE: death in the eggs at full term

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Posted by: sandrachameleon at Wed May 28 23:23:35 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by sandrachameleon ]  
   

You asked if 29 degrees C is possibly too high a temperature.

Well, yes, maybe. Most of mine were incubated at about 25 degrees C. One batch was closer to 20 degrees C for the majority of the incubation, and they took 13 months to hatch (much longer than the other clutches, so presumably 20 is too cool). Most of what I've read suggests 23-27 degrees C (73-80 F). Were you also monitoring Humidity?

I've also read that Hatch rates can vary from 0-100%. I've been lucky, with 100% hatch rates every time, and have only had one hatchling die thereafter. At least so far! fingers crossed.

When you placed the eggs in your incubation medium, did you maintain the same vertical orientation in which they were laid? I've been very careful about this, as I read it was important. I suppose it is possible that an egg placed upside down might have difficulties, though I suspect that would be apparent from the start with a dead egg right away.

I've only allowed 5 clutches over 8 years, so undoubtedly there are more experienced folks out there. I hope someone with more extensive experience on this subject answers you.

How are the four who did hatch doing?


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