Small Clutch of Eggs

Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby gekosin » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:52 am

Hi Everyone

First off I would like to thank everyone for their patience with all my questions about eggs and incubators and just everything in general :)

On Saturday our corn finally laid some eggs there were 10 in total and it seems only 4 are good, but none the less I am still stoked she even laid anything at all. Here are some pics.

I also finally managed to sort out the incubator and it is between 27 and 29 degrees lately the temps here have been high though else it would be at the 28 mark.

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We fed her 2 small hoppers yesterday and will resume feeding normally this coming weekend, she spent most of yesterday in her water bowl relaxing.
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby Bushviper » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:34 am

I have an idea the other eggs are going to go mouldy. You can feed her normally from now on. I would also suggest a calcium supplement for her.
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby gekosin » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:46 am

Is there a certain type of calcium powder i must use or can it be anything from a pet shop?
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby gekosin » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:17 am

Keep thinking of questions as I read through stuff on the net.

I just want to confirm, basically the babies will be all normal het anery unless the female is het for something? The male was anery female normal.
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby Bushviper » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:07 pm

Yeah just some reptile calcium will be fine. The babies will be 100% het anery. With small clutches you might miss the visual morph but usually you would have been told if the female was het for something.
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby gekosin » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:57 pm

Thanks :), unfortunately the female was an escapee that we adopted so we have no clue what she is
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby gekosin » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:19 am

Hi Everyone

So my corn eggs have been in the incubator for about a month yesterday i noticed white fluffy mold on the one.

How do I prevent this and get rid of the current mold?

Thanks!
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby Primogen » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:21 am

If its one of the infertile eggs(yellowing and no veins if candled) just take it out and through it away.
You cant really prevent it because incubators are perfect place for mould to grow(warm and humid) good eggs
have mould inhibitors so they probaly wont get any mould on them.
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby gekosin » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:42 am

The bad eggs were thrown away they smelt terrible hehe unfortunately its one of the good ones, when it was candled it was a redish yellow colour. I have been reading and some people say to use foot powder? Im not sure if this is a good idea though?
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby Primogen » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:01 am

I say leave it be, don't use any chemicals to treat maybe just gently wipe the mould off and put the egg in a different spot
in the box and throw away any funny looking vermiculite.
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby gekosin » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:53 pm

Ok thanks I have done this! My only worry is that they are still needing to be in the incubator another month or so, they laid on the 29th December and have been incubated at between 27 and 29 degrees...
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby Primogen » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:47 pm

It will be some extra work but I think you will have to just keep cleaning the mould off till they hatch.
You could set up another egg box on the incubator and when its temps are fine, just wipe and move the eggs over to the new box.
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby Shaun P » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:39 pm

I don't think the mould is going to harm the good eggs. I have had some terrible looking eggs hatch out fine.
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby gekosin » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:53 am

Thanks for the positive feedback! Makes me feel a tiny bit better but im still concerned (guess its due to these being our first clutch of eggs) would it be ok for me to lightly rub the mold away with tissue paper?
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Re: Small Clutch of Eggs

Postby gekosin » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:04 pm

is this correct? Note - if you use sphagnum moss, it contains tannic acid, which leaves harmless brown stains on the shells. The moss is, however, acidic, which reduces any bacterial growth.

I have some moss at home for when/if the babies hatch will it work against the mold?
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