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RE: Eastern Mud Eggs: need quick advice!

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Posted by: rick d at Mon Aug 23 22:22:52 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rick d ]  
   

No, there is no parental care once the eggs are laid. I would get some vermiculite from Walmart or a plant store. It holds alot of water and is great for hatching eggs. Get a plastic shoe box and soak the vermiculite in another container and hand squeeze as much water out of it as possible and put it in the shoe box until you have a depth of about 2.5 inches . Place the eggs in there with the tops showing but DON'T TURN them. Try to keep them about 80 to 82 degrees and they should hatch in around 65 to 70 days.
Let me know how it goes with them. I've done it lots of times and it works fine. If you have any extra when they hatch let me know. I found a hatchling near Charleston, SC on April 9, 1980 and she's still going strong.
Rick Dowling
Prattville, Al


   

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