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Posted by HDEAN on April 22, 2003 at 14:55:00:
In Reply to: Need help with eggs! posted by Conrad on April 22, 2003 at 12:03:42:
Don't try and seperate them at this point. What I do when laid in a pile is I take a piece of wax paper and make a few slits in it for air escape and then place this loosely on top of the pile. This increases humidity without smothering them. It will stop the indenting and usually reverse it. Also go ahead and candle the eggs with a penlight to check for veins. It will let you know which if all are fertile. Also don't worry if you get some mold. Healthy eggs will hatch even with black moldy eggs attached to them. HDEAN
:Well this will really make me sound like an amature...but when it comes to breeding, this is truly only my second one. When I removed my eggs from my blue beauty they had already set in a cluster and fearing to damage the eggs I didn't try to hard to seperate them, as I know people who have incubated eggs in the original cluster without any problems. But the eggs on top seem to be sinking in a bit and I'm worried that they aren't getting enough moisture. Is it safe to pry the cluster appart so that I can seat them in the vermiculite, or are there other options...I don't want to lose too many of these gems as they are all so far healthy looking eggs. Thanks in advance!