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Egg health and size?

Postby CardinalMordredBD » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:25 am

My male and female dragons have mated about 2 months ago, separated right after and it has been 56 days incubating for the eggs. It seems like the eggs has grown in size but that was a month ago, is the egg healthy?[Click image to enlarge]

The incubation temp is 85 F and humidity is 80%
Does the egg get a lot bigger as it gets closer to hatching? Also, would it be okay to raise the temp about 2 degrees this stage of incubating or should I leave it be?
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby AHBD » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:19 pm

Hi there, they definitely swell as they develop but it can be hard to judge how much your eggs have grown if you don't have before + after pics. Here are some of mine hatching [ years ago ] but I'll look to see if I have any pics of eggs when they were just laid. At that point they are more oblong.

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

And no, don't change the temps. BTW, I've had eggs hatch anywhere from about 53 days to over 80, all were healthy.
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby CardinalMordredBD » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:57 am

Okay, thank you! Here are some better photos, a side view of an egg and a finger comparison of mine.
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby AHBD » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:08 am

Looks good, just keep doing what you're doing.
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby CardinalMordredBD » Fri May 03, 2019 6:10 am

UPDATE:
So it's been 67 days, and it seems like the eggs are denting. I am hoping it isn't an humidity issue and I have put a bit more water in the incubator to make sure it wasn't that problem.(They started denting yesterday) Today this morning, I went to check on the eggs and still dented. Possible hatching? I don't see any condensation on the eggs or "sweating", so i'm kinda getting worried if they might not hatch.
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby AHBD » Fri May 03, 2019 1:44 pm

They usually do sweat but it's not unheard of for it to not happen. Unless something really went wrong they should be hatching. Can you post pics of the eggs ?
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby CardinalMordredBD » Fri May 10, 2019 6:39 am

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Hey sorry I haven't responded in awhile, I was pretty busy this week. Any who, it's been 73 days now, and now the one of the other eggs have started denting. I couldn't get a lot of pictures, but here's the two I posted earlier.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby AHBD » Fri May 10, 2019 1:05 pm

Those are not collapsed yet. It will be much more apparent when they do. They MAY be a tad dehydrated but nothing really looks out of the ordinary.
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby CardinalMordredBD » Tue May 14, 2019 7:20 am

Well I added a bit more water to the substrate, but their still collapsing and denting. No sign of a sweating, or plumping back up. I was really worried so I candled one of the eggs, but there is still a lot of red and I believe I saw movement. I'm just really anxious that this clutch won't make it. :(
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby claudiusx » Tue May 14, 2019 8:59 am

I would wait till around day 90 before thinking the worst. Sometimes the genetics of the female also just leads to longer times. It's not always your setup.

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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby AHBD » Tue May 14, 2019 12:49 pm

They still look good so try not to worry ! I've had eggs take more than 80 days and they hatched big + healthy.
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby CardinalMordredBD » Tue May 14, 2019 1:41 pm

Well this is what they've been looking like
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby AHBD » Tue May 14, 2019 1:48 pm

Oh no, those were fine in the other pics but these have really gone downhill. How much water did you add and did you get any on the eggs ?
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby CardinalMordredBD » Tue May 14, 2019 2:23 pm

I added a bit of water around the eggs, but I assume most likely water got on the bottom of the eggs, but I am not sure.
Is there anything I could do?
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Re: Egg health and size?

Postby claudiusx » Tue May 14, 2019 2:45 pm

How long have they been collapsed like in that last pic?

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