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Problem egg layer

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Posted by: AdamNC at Tue Apr 27 11:48:13 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by AdamNC ]  
   

Hey guys, I have a trio of Sunglows 1.2 and one of the females seems to be laying outside the "egg box". This is her first laying. She seems to prefer laying them on the tile rather then in the box like the other one does. I have the box half on the heat pad and half off. Using Vermilicuite as the substrate and the temp inside the box is about 84-86 degrees f. My older female has no issues laying there but the new one dosen't seem to be getting it right. By the time I can get to the egg in the morning the shell is already hardened on the top. Could she know these are bad eggs, I have not candled them. 3 have been layed so far like this. I'm used to dealing with snakes and never have the prob of laying in the "wrong area". Any suggestions or has anyone experienced this and how did you fix it?

The females are seperated. I have one taking the season off. I'm not into mass producing these, just producing quality babies. The older female is in a seperate room in a rack and the pair are in a 20g long tank. The only other animals in the room are a 8" Sucata, 14" Iguana, 2 PDF's and an adult Bearded Dragon aka the Pet Room. I have a seperate room with all my breeding animals.

The 20g long has a 18" flo light on a 12/12 timer, 24 hr with a red 75 watt lamp on the hot side, and a 30g zoo med heat pad on a thermostat set at 90 on the right side of the cage. One hide on the hot spot, one hide on the cool end and a 6wx10lx4h rubermaid tub with a 2x3 hole cut in the top for the egg box with moist Vermiculite. Couple flat sandstone rocks, piece of grapewood for climbing and ceramic tile floor covering.

Would it be possible she is nervous with an open cage design? Maby need to cover 3 sides of the cage with paper?

Thanks,
Adam


   

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