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RE: incubation

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Posted by: tspuckler at Thu May 17 18:55:31 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tspuckler ]  
   

There are many ways to successfully hatch eggs, including using no substrate at all. Eggs require a certain range of temperature and a certain range of humidity to hatch - and the range for both is fairly wide.

It would probably be easiest to half fill the shoebox with substrate and half bury the eggs in it. Though Corn Snakes often lay they eggs in a clump, meaning the eggs are all stuck together. It is best to leave them in the clump. This means the eggs on top will have no contact with substrate, while the eggs on the bottom will pretty much be completely buried in substrate.

As far as holes in the shoebox, it does matter much. If you open the box every few days for oxygen exchange, then you don't need holes. There's no "right" number of holes.

When taking eggs from the female, it doesn't matter, though most poeple feel that it's best to let her lay the complete clutch of eggs undisturbed. Also, you don't want to wait too long to remove the eggs - if they're in there for several days, they could begin to dehydrate. So as with temperature and humidity, there's a range of time when the eggs can be removed from the female. I'd simply wait until it looks like she's done laying all her eggs before removing them.

Tim
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