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Please help with new eggs. First time for all of us

Postby Msophie » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:28 pm

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Hi and good day.

New dragon parents here.
Our lady lemon laid an egg last night and 5 today. We were not expecting. Yes they are furtile and we had no means to do the right thing. This morning before work I tried a few things. I put eggs in potting soil in a container. I had no choice[Click image to enlarge]
. I tried wrapping saran wrap over them while under light. They would just shrivel up. So I left off. Returning from work quickly a d not finding any verticumilte at first store I came home to yellow solid sunken eggs. Two seem ok. I tried all the tips o line without incubator. They have red embryo and veins. The most makes them shrivel the heat is baking them. My girl is not done laying. We are all stressed. Helpppppp
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Re: Please help with new eggs. First time for all of us

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:26 am


What are the temperatures & humidity that you are keeping them in?
The potting soil is fine, is there vermiculite or perlite in it?
I know AHBD should see your thread, she has bred quite a few babies in her
time with dragons.
If the humidity isn't high enough, they will dry out.
Is your girl doing well?

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Re: Please help with new eggs. First time for all of us

Postby AHBD » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:16 am

Hi there, were you able to measure the temperature while you had the lamp over them ? If it was too high it may have killed them but now just try a better method and see how they do. You could mix perlite or regular play sand with the dirt [ keep the eggs in the same position after you move them ] Some pet stores sell something called hatchrite. Be sure that the substrate is moist but not wet. That's very important. Did your plastic container have a lid ? If so, put holes in the lid and put it back on, either use a drill or a hammer + nail to make pretty large holes, about 2 dozen holes. With no incubator you can just put the container in Lemon's tank in an area that is about 80-86 degrees. Or in an area in the house that temp. if you have one . Check that the soil is moist every week, if it feels dry, carefully add more water around but not on the eggs . Use a syringe or very carefully a spray bottle.
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