Chinese Water Dragon Babies

Chinese Water Dragon Babies

Postby Foxticity » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:08 pm

After 3 years of trying and many prayers it finally happened !!!!

I found 6 eggs in my Chinese Water Dragon's cage and put them straight into the incubator on a mixture of perlite and vermiculite.

After loosing so many eggs previously I was so excited that I forgot to write the dates of when they were laid.

It felt like they where in the incubator forever and started thinking that they might be infertile.
I used my phone's flash to candle them and saw the most exciting spider web of veins..

A few days later...

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The next morning the first baba was out...

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One after the other they started hatching.

Im proud to announce that all 6 have hatched.

I did notice however that 4 of the babies have crooked tails... A piggy tail if I can call it that.

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Re: Chinese Water Dragon Babies

Postby Jason&Sam » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:59 pm

Wow, big congrats Foxticity. They look awesome.
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Re: Chinese Water Dragon Babies

Postby Primogen » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:13 am

Congrats on all of them hatching.
Do you know what caused the crooked tails?, and whats temps did you incubate these at.
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Re: Chinese Water Dragon Babies

Postby Foxticity » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:32 am

Thank you.

@ Primogen. I am not sure what caused this. I will keep a eye on them and see if they might pull straight. Only thing that I can think of is that the eggs might have been rolled a bit in the incubator as I had issues with 2 of my incubators so had to move to them around a few times. I incubated them at 29-30'c but as mentioned I'm not sure on the duration.
My Chinese girl dropped a second clutch in the water bowl so that was a bummer...

My female basilisk dropped eggs as well yesterday so its been a great start to 2014.
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Re: Chinese Water Dragon Babies

Postby Westley Price » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:05 am

Congrats man, one of my favourite exotic lizards!

Well done
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Re: Chinese Water Dragon Babies

Postby michael » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:50 am

Congratulations! I hope these are the first of many. Its so good to see someone successfully breeding this very beautiful species. Please keep us updated on how they do.
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