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Rae rae
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 Need help (Leah) :)

I said your name because I know you obviously have a LOT of experience hatching these guys...since you said you have like 100 eggs! Lol! Okay, so my little egg didn’t make it. I checked on it about a week after being in there and it was pretty dented in and being candled it was just yellow with no hope. Is there a perfect ratio to use? I tried googling when I first began breeding...said to use perlite. Well I did and none made it. When I began using vermiculite they all started hatching.

However even with using vermiculite with the ratio that I read...they didn’t hatch using that. My husband actually started just doing a "spray water until it feels right" kind of ration haha! They pretty much all made it. But I’m wondering if there is a correct way to do it...or do you just guess as well?



02/20/12  11:26pm

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  Message To: Rae rae   In reference to Message Id: 2256245


 Need help (Leah) :)

I have used verm and hatchrite....

Verm is a pain IMO so since I have crossed over to hatchrite, I love it!!!!



02/21/12  11:23am

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Rae rae
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  Message To: PCR2011   In reference to Message Id: 2256286


 Need help (Leah) :)

Hatchrite? Hmmm...guess I’ve been out of the game too long. Where would I get that?



02/21/12  10:05pm

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  Message To: Rae rae   In reference to Message Id: 2256343


 Need help (Leah) :)

lllreptile
thebeanfarm
reptilebasics

almost any reptile supply store should carry it



02/27/12  03:56pm

 #2257108


Rae rae
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  Message To: PCR2011   In reference to Message Id: 2257036


 Need help (Leah) :)

Nice...I think I did order my heat tape from one of those. It’s been so long now, and I have such a bad memory! Thanks!



02/28/12  12:04am

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  Message To: Rae rae   In reference to Message Id: 2257108


 Need help (Leah) :)

Is this for me Leah?

If not ill give you my experience anyways lol.

Since ive been breeding for a while i dont weigh out my substrate to water anymore because i know how it should feel.
I think most breeders do a 1:1 ratio with either perlite or vermeculite. I use a mixture of coco fiber and perlite as my substrate, but im trying vermiculite (along with the GEO incubation container) to see how it does this season.

As far as any dented eggs; I mix a incubation cup with a higher water ratio and keep them sitting on that until they decide to fill back out. If they dont seem to be filling back out and show no pink when candled, they are bad and will mold.

Leah



04/03/12  11:36am

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Rae rae
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  Message To: Leah123   In reference to Message Id: 2261242


 Need help (Leah) :)

Thanks! I finally figured it out. And I never measured anything...just been feeling it out like before. But it worked so that’s good.



04/13/12  10:46pm


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