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RE: Update on Egg

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Posted by: OliveJewel at Mon Jul 18 11:45:58 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by OliveJewel ]  
   

Sounds Very Good!

I finally slit my egg which had collapsed and turned ugly (it was 6 weeks after laying) and there was no sign of an embryo at all! It was around 2 weeks after laying that I didn't check on it for about 3 days and on the third day I checked it and it had deflated. The temps in the incubator were fine, but the humidity in the deli cup had gotten too high, which doesn't seem like that would cause an egg collapse... I heard that too high humidity causes the eggs to burst... but it's hard to say. I also had used non-sterile vermiculite (the same stuff that I hatched out the other two eggs last year--dumbest mistake ever) so there may have been spores and dormant microbes just waiting to consume the eggs. In the end it could have been that the egg just wasn't fertile, which would be weird, considering that I saw them mating, but if they didn't mate at the right time, maybe it didn't work.

Sorry if I jacked your post... mostly I just wanted to contribute to the general discussion of Schneider's skink eggs... it's not often that this topic comes up on Kingsnake!!

The dark little squiggly thing sounds very promising! BTW, what is your incubator set-up? You said you have 40 lizards... do you regularly breed other lizards too?
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Lisa Rakestraw
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My skinks:
1.1.1 Corucia zebrata (Berman and Joni, baby Charlemagne)
2.2.2 Eumeces schneideri (Jack and Mabel; Kaa and Cochisa their babies)
0.0.4 Egernia striolata


   

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