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RE: S.I.M. method of egg incubation...

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Posted by: VICtort at Fri Mar 9 10:49:25 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by VICtort ]  
   

bsharrah, thank you for your response...it is your voice of experience that I am seeking. Regarding the low temps, I am incubating Eastern Indigos (Drymarchon couperi) eggs, and they seem to do best at the low end of normal temps, with long incubations (115-120 days average at those temps). The low temps seem to minimize spinal kinks, and the neonates assimilate all the egg yolk, hatching fat and robust. Is my assumption correct, most GTP breeders use the SIM technique to incubate eggs?

I sought out you GTP folks, knowing you, the Varanus and Heloderma keepers collectivley pioneered the SIMS method, I also am old enough to remember the difficulty in raising and breeding GTP's, and I applaud the pioneers (Rico Walder, Trooper Walsh, Gene Bissette,Bushmaster, others) who figured out herpetoculture of these spectacular animals. Someday I want to work with them, but I don't know if I can control myself on feeding, as I am used to fast growing and very high metabolism Indigos, which I stuff with food like a sausage...

Thank you, you gave me some good ideas. I have been cruising the .99 stores etc. and finding various plastic boxes to make SIMS type incubation boxes.


   

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