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Posted by greg schroeder on March 11, 2003 at 10:14:31:
In Reply to: green tree pythons eggs&myhovabator temps posted by tunahound on March 10, 2003 at 22:57:53:
:Yesterday my female green tree caught me by surprise and laid 11 eggs I put them in my hovabator but Im having trouble keeping the humidity up I have three cups of water and one small bowl of waterin the hovabator the temp is 90 and the humidity is 84% the temp in the substrate is 87.6 am I O.K.? someone please help me also when should I try to feed thr female again? thanks tunahound
Your eggs are probably starting to get the wrinkles they get when they start to dry out.
Lower your air temperature to 86F and add more surface area of water. Keep the eggs on damp vermiculite.
If the eggs continue to wrinkle and dry out heat the water, add an air line from an aquarium air bubler or you could also put your incubator in a large plastic storage tub with water in the bottom of it. This will had more water vapor to the incubation environment. Volumes of water also add thermal mass which add to temperature stability.
Don't worry about the temperature being to low. The eggs will just take longer to hatch. The largest element of danger in higher temperature is the higher it gets the more water vapor it can hold. If your incubation set up isn't capable of supplying additional water vapor to maintain enough relative humidity the eggs will have the life pulled from them and they will wrinkle and die.
Many of eggs are destroyed with needlessly high temperatures in an environment of dry conditions.
Here's a link of a very interesting post from Chris Roullie which is from another forum.