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RE: Incubation...

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Posted by: caracal at Tue Aug 5 19:29:51 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by caracal ]  
   

"In captivity, allowing these type of eggs to "grow"(absorb water) is not actually beneficial and only limits the the eggs ability to use heat."

Once again you're making assumptions.

I just weighed some non-dimpled eggs at 57 days.
They weighed 7g - the same weight I got on my sample I weighed when they were laid.

"I was instructed by Dave Barker, to build a room and toss them in the room and stop with all the horse poop."

Not sure what that means.
Why would you build a room if they have no specific needs?
Why not build a house while you're at it?

We all know there's a range of conditions that snake eggs can handle. It's about putting in the effort and care to maximize success.
I went to another breeder's facility last year. to pick up some snakes (again, I won't mention his name, you'll have to deal with that).
His house was 72 degrees and he just "tossed" his eggs into his laundry room, on a shelf, in plastic sandwich boxes with vermiculite - the babies looked nice and healthy.
I've done similar things myself in the past - though not that cold.
BUT, there's nothing wrong with trying to maintain a stable environment to ensure success and with such a high success rate, I'll keep doing what I'm doing.
FR, it's easy to be a contrarian - and going on about how old and experienced you are doesn't substitute for captive HOGNOSE experience - neither does taking pics of them in situ.


   

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