I’'m new here.
What a great community this is. I read a lot of posts here these last days.
I think i have a BIG problem with my first clutch ever!!!
Mom = Enchi, YB X Dad = Pastel Asphalt
Clutch is 5 weeks old. Temperture is 31,5 degrees celcius steady, Hummid - 99%
But now @ 5 weeks they start to smell a little in the box and have greenisch discoloration.
What is happening?
Any tips are very welcome.
The biggest question of all…CAN i still save them?
Cause they need another 3 weeks before hopefully hatching.
Thx for your help in advance.
do they still have veins? if they still have veins you maybe able to save them with some foot powder sprinkled on them. Look a little wet.
I just candeld them. Yess they all still have veins.
The shells feel a little soft though.
Does it help if i squeeze the vermiculite, to make it more dry?
Part of your issue might be that condensation is dripping down onto the eggs. To combat this I advocate propping one side of the tub up by about 3-5cm. This allows the water to roll along the top and then down the side of the container instead of just dripping down
I would also suggest a larger box for your eggs, they are pretty tight in there
Maybe that explains the kind of ‘drips’ spots on the eggs…
But i never saw any consendation on the lit of the box?
Does a paper towel work on the eggs? Or does it absorb more moist into the eggs?
A paper towel would hold the moisture against the eggs. That is not a good idea
Travis I’m disappointed in you as an American. We measure in functional units here like blue whales, car lengths, and over yonders #anythingbutmetric
I work in science Don, everything to me is metric, all the time.
How many blue whales is 3-5cm? lol
And a rule of thumb on eggs is always incubate until there is no debate, I’d say if there are still veins and the white of the eggs still looks like a healthy color, not all yellow and brown, I’d keep trying with the tips mentioned above.
Thats like 0.0015 of a blue whale, duh!
That’s a great idea. I’ll save this for when I begin to have clutches. To the OP, good luck! I hope your eggs turn out
Not sure this is related to the issue at all, but if you have the plastic egg crate in there to keep the eggs off of over-saturated substrate then I think you have it buried too deep to keep the eggs off the substrate. If so, I’d put another one of those crates on top.
He @t_h_wyman just wants wants to show off that he is “edumacated!
You mean the eggs are still to close to the substrate in this set-up?
I will TY. I keep this post updated.
It always amazes me how averse people are metric while they confidently struggle with fractions
While half of America thinks that 5.5 feet is the same as 5’ 5".
That reminds me of the 1/3 burger debacle. I believe it was Wendy’s that stopped making 1/3lb burgers because people weren’t buying it due to believing that 1/4lb burgers were bigger
Were the eggs laid with those “dots” in the shells? I know I’ve had such before. How many days has it been since they were laid? If it’s +/- 50, it would be appropriate for the shells to start softening /dimpling.
I’ve seen those on freshly laid eggs, pretty sure we’ve had a couple clutches like that. However, we’ve never had an associated smell. We use perlite for our boxes and that smells like pretty much nothing, so it’s there a smell inherent to vermiculite?