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 Post subject: Eggs being laid
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:19 pm 
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How quickly should you get eggs into an incubator?

EG if eggs are laid through the night, and you only notice mid morning the next day, would that be too late to get them into the incubator?


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 Post subject: Re: Eggs being laid
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 3:51 am 
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thats a good question im starting to breed dragons soon and never thought about it lol. i spent almost £400 so far on getting the right set up and info that i need and i didnt think on asking something like this lol. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Eggs being laid
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 5:34 am 
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Before you get too far down this road, I hope you've both read this viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2506

I assume you're using a laying box of some sort which will already be in a section of the enclosure where the temps are around 28c. In this case it then wouldn't matter, if this isn't the case and you're not silly enough to try breeding in mid-winter, then I wouldn't expect a risk even if overnight temps drop to around 20C.
Fact is however that you'll probably find her laying late afternoon having trashed her enclosure and driven you mad with pacing, digging and general restlessness. Just remember to have the incubator up and running a few days before the eggs are due.

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 Post subject: Re: Eggs being laid
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:19 am 
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Thanks rick, i recently rehomed 2 bd one was already showing signs of having eggs.

My gravid one did exactly what i asked, i put a box in and she laid her eggs through that evening, but i had set up incubator up the previous evening so i put the eggs in the next morning. Out of 18, 2 have collapsed so far, since yesterday morning.


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 Post subject: Re: Eggs being laid
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 5:19 pm 
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Is the humidity high in the incubator?

Do the eggs look creamy white, or yellowish? If it's her first clutch then it's fairly normal for the eggs to be infertile, so don't worry if none of the eggs make it through. If they are not fertile they will all collapse after a week or so.

Good luck - sounds like you've rehomed more than you expected! :shock: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Eggs being laid
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 7:34 pm 
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Webmaster wrote:Is the humidity high in the incubator?

Do the eggs look creamy white, or yellowish? If it's her first clutch then it's fairly normal for the eggs to be infertile, so don't worry if none of the eggs make it through. If they are not fertile they will all collapse after a week or so.

Good luck - sounds like you've rehomed more than you expected! :shock: :lol:


yes humidity is at about 80%, some look a little yellow and most of them are white. two have collapsed. And they bd are 4 years old, so as far as i am aware this is not her first clutch. As I know the previous owners back to when they were babies.
Wish me luck LOL


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