We had 3 clutches this year - only meant to have 2 but we discovered our female on a pile of eggs one day and said alright here we go! Anyway 2 of the 3 were Artificially Incubated (AI) in an Incubator- all pipped out on their own and were healthy babies! Our 3rd clutch came and we let mom Maternally Incubate (MI). Mind that we have a whole snake room that is set at 60% humidity and gets no lower than 70° at night. So for us this method seemed easily attainable. Our mojave - the one Incubating, ate twice on eggs, she took a small rat each time. On day 62 a beautiful black pastel calico mojave popped its head out of the her moms coil. A truly beautiful and humbling sight, after 2 more pips we took mom off, cleaned her, fed her a proper meal and let the rest of the eggs do their thing. I know any other breeder would cut the rest of the eggs but we dont do that here at Haiku Reptiles. The first baby pipped on 9-10-19 and the last one emerged on 9-14-19. Eight beautiful babies, healthy as can be!
I have also seen that Freedom Breeder tried it as well which is awesome as he has a huge following. So my question to the public is what general myth or reason has stopped you as a breeder from trying Maternal Incubation?
Would seeing other success stories drive you to try it?