Re: [australianherps] dragon eggs
Eggs take on a fair bit of water when incubating and
they swell quite alot. They should start to collapse
and become baggy looking around a week before they
--- John Deutscher <extatosoma@...> wrote:
> To anyone with experience incubating dragon eggs,
> I have been trying to incubate some jacky eggs over
> the last few weeks, the
> first are due to hatch any time now but I'm a bit
> concerned about the
> moisture levels of the substrate. I've been using
> perlite to water at about
> a 1:0.9 ratio, temperatures between about 29-32. The
> fertile eggs all look
> round and white but yesterday I realised how much
> they had swelled up when
> another clutch was laid and I made the comparison.
> The eggs which have been
> incubating for three to six weeks are at least twice
> the volume of freshly
> laid eggs. Is this normal or is it unhealthy? The
> substrate feels completely
> dry to touch.
> One egg which was due to hatch has become covered in
> condensation, I have
> lowered the moisture level by soaking up all the
> condensation on the lid and
> walls of the tub with absorbant paper each day.
> What are normal egg weight changes over the
> incubation period? I assume most
> dragon eggs are fairly similar, so I'd like to hear
> from people with
> experience with any agamids.
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