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RE: Egg care - help!

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Posted by: roger van couwen at Sat May 6 09:56:38 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by roger van couwen ]  
   

I hatched gopher snake eggs without prior experience, and nearly every egg hatched even though near the end, mold started growing on some of the eggs.

I would use vermiculite in the bottom of a five gallon bucket, with the eggs half-buried. Keep the humidity at least 85% by using a watertight see-through lid. We used a light bulb of a wattage to keep the air in the bucket at 85 degrees. I don't remember the wattage, we experimated. I kept my eggs at 85 F for about 9 weeks, and it worked. All I can do is tell you what worked for me.

If the dirt you mention is the consistency of potting soil, and the eggs are only half submerged, and you can closely keep the temperature and humidity on target, then IMO you have a good system. As time goes by the wait gets unnerving.

Roger


   

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