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Rotating eggs

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Posted by: AaronBayer at Wed Sep 10 14:34:53 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by AaronBayer ]  
   

I've always heard/ read that snake eggs can not be rotated after they are laid... something about an air bubble and the embryo adhering to the upper inner surface of the egg. So like many, I always mark the top of every single egg and take great care to not let the eggs rotate in any direction more than a mm or two.


Well, I believe it was Rainer who said king eggs can be turned with no problems (I could be wrong about who, but I think it was Rainer), and now reading through the old Carl Kauffeld book: The Keeper and the Kept, he states that he rotated a clutch of bullsnake eggs every few days throughout the entire incubation time and still had babies hatch.

sooo... is all the talk of not being able to rotate snake eggs just bs that keeps getting regurgitated by folks that don't know better, or does it depend on the species?


   

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