I have a clutch of crestie eggs that were collected from the lay box on April 14. They haven’t hatched yet. I keep them in my basement, avg temp of 66-68 degrees. I have them in a craft/bead organizer with Pangea hatch as the substrate. It hasn’t dried out at all. No standing water but there is condensation. I have 4 other clutches in there as well, separated by collection date. The eggs are really big, about the size of a nickel. All the eggs have definitely grown since they were collected. Just wondering if this is anything I should be concerned about.
Welcome to the forum @cpiper783! I can’t help you with your question but there are lots of people here who can so hang tight!
Best of luck with the eggs hatching and to you!
Incubate til there’s no debate, however 66-68 does seem a bit low, i wouldn’t let it get below 68 personally. I have heard of eggs that took upwards of 140 days, it’s pretty rare, but it’s not completely unheard of, and lower temps = longer incubation. But with those temps you might be right around the limit of what they can actually survive.
Temps ok but will take longer to hatch. Not a bad thing though! Usually better structure etc.
Usually around 60 days but I know many who’ve taken 120+.
Yeah, mine haven’t taken that long … However I’ve read that it happens. I’ve had to lower the temp of some of mine as they are due to hatch while I’m away to similar temps as you are doing
Just as an update: total time in the egg for both eggs was 124 days. They hatched and are thriving. Looking forward to the next several clutches hatching over the next several months. I have a double clutch scheduled to hatch within 2 weeks.
What beautiful babies they are! Congratulations to you @cpiper783!
Well worth the wait
Yay, so glad they both hatched! It can be nerve wracking when they take a long time. Most of mine hatch between 80-100 days, but I have heard of many that go longer with lower temperatures.