Corn layed........

Corn layed........

Postby slayer » Wed May 01, 2013 5:34 pm

To nest her i dug down about 4-5 inches and layered some moss, leaf litter and other rotting plant stuff
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Then covered the plant stuff witha plywood board
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buried the board
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Put her stacks back and positioned a basking lamp over the buried board
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Eventualy she found her way under the board and today this
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The eggs were put on a slightly damp perlite/vermiculite mix, covered with polyethyline and a well ventilated lid
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Not gonna do anything special incubation wise. Just gonna let them cook at room temp.
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby Herald_23 » Wed May 01, 2013 7:10 pm

Very cool lay setup! Congrats!

Cook you say? Well, I like my boiled eggs with Worcester sauce when you start taking orders :D
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby LizardLover » Wed May 01, 2013 8:21 pm

Herald_23 wrote:Cook you say? Well, I like my boiled eggs with Worcester sauce when you start taking orders :D


LOL!
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby Bushviper » Thu May 02, 2013 8:38 am

This time of the year the room temperature will not be enough and the babies will die in the eggs. They need to have that polythene taken off and the entire box kept at 27 to 28 degrees. Add water to the mixture when they start to dry out.
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby slayer » Thu May 02, 2013 9:36 pm

Thanx for the advice but ive been breeding corns every year since 1992.
The poly plastic is a carry over trick from incubating varanid eggs. It allows for maximum air exchange and maxamum moisture retention.
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby slayer » Thu May 02, 2013 10:04 pm

Im also located in New York City and room temps here are in the high 70'sF-low 80'sF this time of year and only getting warmer.
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby Bushviper » Mon May 06, 2013 11:26 am

Okay that makes a massive difference if you live in New York. Yesterday the temperatures here were down to 1 degree celcius or 34 degrees farenheit locally. If you had filled in your location this problem would not have happened.

You also forgot to mention that you were using the water incubation method and not the vermiculite or perlite method which is the most common method locally. In that case the air can circulate from below but the plastic keeps the drops from falling on the eggs. Great system.
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby slayer » Mon May 06, 2013 2:45 pm

Bushviper wrote:You also forgot to mention that you were using the water incubation method and not the vermiculite or perlite method which is the most common method locally.
............... Thats because im not using the suspended over water method.

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Re: Corn layed........

Postby Bushviper » Mon May 06, 2013 7:36 pm

Okay but your picture you posted of the Varanus was like that. I wish you luck in hatching corn snakes. Its really not very difficult. Even first time breeders get it right here.

Did you think SA stood for something besides South Africa?
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby LizardLover » Mon May 06, 2013 8:15 pm

He's from the USA, BV. He probably assumed it stands for South America.
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby slayer » Tue May 07, 2013 4:07 am

Nope. I was well aware SA = South Africa when i joined

Heres a nice Red Ridge Tailed Monitor for your viewing pleasure
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby slayer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:40 am

Well i moved the clutch to a SIM two days ago for no real reason and today the first one piped
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby RJG » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:36 am

That ridge tailed monitor is really pretty. The corn snake also looks great, what morph is it?
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby LizardLover » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:04 pm

It looks like a motley stripe. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Corn layed........

Postby slayer » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:54 pm

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Just motley
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