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Posted by Rick Staub on March 18, 2003 at 15:34:12:
In Reply to: a sad day for Calabars- and a question- posted by meretseger on March 18, 2003 at 08:17:50:
I think you may have underestimated your success. You got a lot further with this species than most have. For a first time breeding to go that far I would consider it a success.
Yes they definitely have an egg tooth. When it develops or how large it is I do not know. I would not take your not being able to see it as an indication that it was missing. IMO. A good incubator definitely helps not only with temperature but also with water balance.
:Well, the egg died today. We opened it to reveal what looks like a perfectly formed baby Calabar with a substantial yolk sac. Are they supposed to have egg teeth? He didn't have one. I think the problem was my lack of a decent incubator. Oh well, better luck next year I guess.