Ok I am on day 46 since my first clutch dropped. Eggs were separated and placed on easy hatch trays placed on wet perlite. The egg box was sealed with press and seal, since locking lid did not really maintain high enough humidity during the previous couple months I had the incubator set up to test it. Temps have been stable at 88.5 F. Other than opening to air out once a week and maybe add a little water I haven’t touched the eggs other than to candle initially and at 2 weeks.
Yesterday i went do the weekly air burp i noticed a pinky nail sized spot of mold on one egg and several more eggs are starting to dimple. for some reason humidity had dropped to around 95. I decided to candle to see if any particularly the one with mold had gone bad. Every egg still has very strong veins, but doesn’t seem to be very full or reactive. What I mean is when I candled roughly 1/3-1/2 or more of the top of the egg is fluid and vein before any shadow from the baby snake, if that makes sense. The last time I candled around the 2-3 week mark i could, in several clearly see the developing embryo with developing eye structure and definite movement.
For the mold tomorrow when a few more places open up I’ll go get some athletes foot powder to clean and try and deal with the spot that is there.
I’m just curious if all this still sounds normal or what. I would have thought the the babies would have significantly more mass to them this late in development as well as showing more movement. To clarify I did not candle the eggs for longer than it took to verify the vein structure and see the shadow from the mass at the bottom of the eggs. I’m assuming the sudden appearance of light would have illicited some sort of reaction.