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Posted by Starling on May 12, 2003 at 13:14:47:
In Reply to: I've tried it on 3 eggs and there were no problems.......... posted by bradley on May 11, 2003 at 20:11:41:
I hear a lot of people saying they incubate for females at 80° and I just don't get it. I incubate at 82-84° for female, usually closer to 83-84°, I get bright beautiful vivid albinos in about 42 days, have NEVER produced a male or a brown albino at these temps, and I don't have to mess with the incubation process.
I began incubating at this temp before I knew about the effects of low incubation temps on albinos, I did it because I knew I could get females that way and they would incubate faster.
I would suggest to anyone worried about egg mortality by changing temps, don't even mess with Tremper's method, you can get beautiful fenmale albinos at 82-84. And even if you do want to try Tremper's method, start at 82-84, not 80...there will be less of a temp change/shock to your eggs, and you'll still get females.
:during incubation, nor anything wrong with the babies. I have asked the large scale breeders who use this method and they have not seen an unusual amount of deformeties or eggs going bad.
:I use two incubators, one at 80F and one at 90F. After two weeks at 80F, I move them to the 90F for the rest of the incubation period. Thats basically all I did. Although I only incubated 3 eggs, I'm confident that when I incubate more of them I will not see any unusual amount of deformities or good eggs going bad.