Re: [anole] egg help
It is highly unlikely that you harmed the egg. Although I have to confess that I have never kept carolinenses (other than killing my share as a kid). I would not think however that A. carolinenses eggs would be any more fragile than other species. I have later found eggs (that were initially missed when breaking down my outdoor enclosures in the fall) in our outdoor mulch pile that hatched with no problem. I have had A. roquet summus eggs overwinter in my houseplants in our sun room (which can get quite cool in the winter) that hatched the following spring. Obviously the plants were in the outdoor enclosures the previous summer. Anyway, the point being that Anolis eggs are fairly durable.
Tonight, I added too much water to the substrate with my egg and there was a bit of standing water.
I thought this would harm the egg, and not even thinking about what I was doing I tipped the carton the egg is in to the side to get the water out – do you think I hurt the egg? It didn’t shift or move in the substrate (it is mostly buried) but the entire carton did shift about 45 degrees or so when I poured the water out. I wasn’t even thinking when I did this. Now I feel terrible. Will I know immedietly that I killed the egg (as in, will it start smelling bad really soon) or will it just not hatch after a long time and then produce a smell?
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From: FReves@... [mailto:FReves@...]
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: [anole] egg laid!
Elizabeth,Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
You probably do not have to put the egg under a heat lamp. I have had
a fair amount of success over the past four years or so hatching various
species of anoles. I used to remove the eggs and hatch them in an incubator
but now I generally just watch for hatchlings in the enclosure. I noticed
that you go to Tech (I'm in Radford). Hope this helps.