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Posted by: TheSerpentsCoil at Sun Feb 21 04:11:52 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by TheSerpentsCoil ]  
   

This story goes back through a lot of heart break for me. I purchased an adult pair of Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizards from Steve Angeli last year. I never caught them breeding but I did find that on 8/13/09 the female had layed 10 perfect eggs, the next day she layed 1 infertile one. I was so excited, this was the first time I had ever bred any reptile and received good eggs! During my first experience with eggs I managed to kill 9 out of 10 of the eggs. I used vermiculite at first. I had way to much air flow which caused my humidity to fluctuate allot. When the humidity dropped down I would add water and eventually I was way to wet! I didn't realize that the egg temp would be higher then what the incubator was set at so my temp was to high! I overnighted some Hatchrite, purchased a new rubbermaid from Walmart and set it back up in the incubator. After speaking to a number of my friends I had finally dialed everything in correctly. I must thank Steve Angeli, Greg Bryant, Ryan Gitman, Mark Lucas, among others that helped me through the incubation process. Without their help I would of never had been able to save the one egg that hatched today 2/21/10, 192 days later. I sold the pair of Beaded's that produced this animal. I just purchased a nice big group of 6 adult Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizards and a pair of Reticulated Gila Monsters. I love these lizards and I plan on keeping them for the rest of my life. The experience of hatching out a little ones was amazing! This is why I first got into reptiles, this is what it's all about! Please enjoy my pictures below:

Male:


Female:


10 fertile eggs:
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/TheSerpentsCoil/CIMG3773.jpg

Candled egg:
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/TheSerpentsCoil/egg.jpg

Finally 192 days later, my hatchling Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard:

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/TheSerpentsCoil/DSC_0960.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/TheSerpentsCoil/DSC_0965.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/TheSerpentsCoil/DSC_0996.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/TheSerpentsCoil/DSC_1005.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/TheSerpentsCoil/DSC_1049.jpg
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John Light


   

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