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Posted by Brandon Osborne on March 15, 2003 at 14:14:46:
In Reply to: green tree on the bottom of her cage posted by tunahound on March 14, 2003 at 22:49:07:
Mom may just be doing what her insticts tell her to do. She is probably still smelling the odor of eggs on her skin, which will sometimes cause females to false brood...........she thinks she still has eggs. The best thing to do would be to take her out and rinse her off to get the egg smell off. Check to see if there are any eggs that she couldn't get out. If there are no eggs, clean the cage thoroughly to get any other egg odor out, and try feeding again in a couple of days.
As for the vermiculite, place containers of water within the incubator for added humidity. If there is enough humidity within the incubator, as a whole, you may not need to add water. Without weeing what the setup looks like it's hard to guess how much room you have for other ideas. Make sure your thermometer probe is wedged directly between the eggs to get the actual egg temps. You aren't shooting for air temps, but exact egg temps. One other idea would be place a layer of spagnum moss around the perimeter of the egg box, and water the moss as needed for added humidity. Be sure to keep your water source within the incubator so it will have the same temps. Post some pics if you can. Good luck.
:As you guys know my female laid eggs on the 9th well I still think that she has more eggs in her shes still rather large and she will not eat. She is coiled up in the corner of her cage and shes kinda twitching but I lifted her with my hook (carefully) and I saw no eggs what should I do???????? also the eggs in my hovabator are looking good how can I keep the vermiculite moist without spraying the eggs?