Looking for advice, I’m still fairly new to the hobby, have 5 clutches under my belt. ( 1 didn’t make it because of a power outage that lasted 4 days ) This is from a clutch of 6 eggs, Layed March 27th. All the eggs look like this, so I’m guessing the vermiculite was too damp? I added some dry stuff to the egg bin, mixed it so its not as damp, and wiped them with paper towel. Is my clutch ruined? I don’t remember if this happened with any of my other ones and I am anxious.
I use a light diffuser matieral as a layer to keep the eggs up off of the substrate. Do they still show veins? If you can get some type of material to just lift them up off of the damp substrate. They might be okay.
they still look fine inside. healthy looking embryos. gonna have to look into the light diffuser I think.
Totally agree with @nswilkerson1
I’ve always used a light diffuser, it may not be required-but I highly recommend using one then you don’t have any direct contact with the substrate. Tip; if the eggs are not stuck together some will roll or turn on a diffuser, use straws to stick into the substrate to keep them from moving!
Diffuser or not is swings and roundabout. (same but not same depending)
I am ok with no light diffuser, never used them previously and had no problem with hundreds of eggs with a caveat. - . Half Burring the eggs holds them much more securely which is good, especially as the first hatchings come out and move around…
However, the eggs can not sit in water. easy solution - make a hole in the box below the lowest point the eggs would sit. The substrate can be oversaturated and any excess water will then drain out. (can get messy but topping water up is safe)
The only disadvantage is you might have to top up water if your water resiviour is not deep enough below the hole- so these days I do use a defuser (with straws to hold them in place), that way I can oversaturate so I don’t have to worry about the eggs getting wet or topping up water during the incubation process.
Im thinking of reverting to my old way— However,
Both ways can work fine if you take logical precautions.
All eggs hatched, no mold grew. Babies are healthy!
Congrats! Happy it worked out for you. Have any pics to share??
Congratulations! Please share some pictures please!
Yes we love pictures
Awesome news! You must pay the fee though! (Pics)
Hatchling tax for the safe arrival of all those bebs! (Pics please!)
They made it! Congratulations, Sneaky!!
Beautiful clutch! Obviously the second pic is a super pastel, but they all have very cool looking patterns! Thanks for sharing the pics!
I thought the dame was a Pastel ODYB het Clown… she was paired to a Super Blade Clown and a Pastel Clown. I feel she is just a Pastel and the Pastel Clown is the sire. He has sired many of my clutches and his babies always look interesting for just pastels.
Makes sense, sometimes even though they are just het not visual you can get some strange influence in their pattern. So you got 4 pastel, 1 super pastel, and a normal all het for clown! Nice! I would holdback a female, just cause I do like their patterns!
Nice looking pastel! Looks like your getting close to making visual clowns! Good luck with your project, great pics!