Need help. Eggs sweating on day 28

I need suggestions. I'm very new to having a clutch. I lost 10 eggs already due to not having an incubator. I have 11 eggs now. I cannot figure out what actual temp is with multiple thermometers. Temp on probe thermometer is 87f. With incubator temp at 91f. I read that the incubator Temps are inaccurate. I do keep the lids on the cups and there's no condensation on the lids. Those are the 2 parents with female up top who Is gravid again with 2nd clutch. So I'm needing to figure this out with the first clutch. Any advice would be great. Also if anyone can tell me what kind of beardies those are as well as best thermometer/hygrometer to use for accuracy. Thanks in advance.
 

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Beardienoobie

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I'm new to this site as well. Will they comment since you mentioned them? I also wanted to mention that I Did candle them and there are babies moving around in them.
 

AHBD

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Get the temps. down to 80-84. A little higher is O.K but if your temps. spike higher than 90 it may kill the babies. They are probably fine though, just dab the excess water drops with a paper towel. Make sure the vermiculite is damp but not TOO damp.
 

Beardienoobie

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Get the temps. down to 80-84. A little higher is O.K but if your temps. spike higher than 90 it may kill the babies. They are probably fine though, just dab the excess water drops with a paper towel. Make sure the vermiculite is damp but not TOO damp.
Ok. Will do. Which thermometer should I go off of? The probe thermometer? Also do you have any idea what kind of bearded dragons I have? Just curious.
 

AHBD

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Your dragons look like the old normal/standard dragons. As for thermometers, I used to just but 4-5 cheap plastic garden center thermometers to take my temps., never had a problem.
 

Beardienoobie

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Your dragons look like the old normal/standard dragons. As for thermometers, I used to just but 4-5 cheap plastic garden center thermometers to take my temps., never had a problem.
Ok. I have other thermometers in there but it doesn't seem they are working right. With the eggs sweating at now day 30 today, are they going to hatch soon?
 

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I never used probe thermometers. And the sweating doesn't usually start that soon, none of mine did. If an egg is going bad it can sweat too but I had very few go bad, almost 100 % hatch rate. I used sweater boxes with about 2-3 " of vermiculite. Your temps. are important but being off by a few degrees won't hurt, just don't let them get too hot.
 

Beardienoobie

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I read that they could sweat for about 2 weeks before actually hatching. Is that true? And should I go off of the probe thermometer temp?

I never used probe thermometers. And the sweating doesn't usually start that soon, none of mine did. If an egg is going bad it can sweat too but I had very few go bad, almost 100 % hatch rate. I used sweater boxes with about 2-3 " of vermiculite. Your temps. are important but being off by a few degrees won't hurt, just don't let them get too hot.
Ok. I have my eggs in 8 oz deli cups with a vermiculite mix that came with my little giant incubator. I have a fan I got that's at 7 cfm running in there to try and help circulate the air as well. I hope besides the temps I'm doing everything right. It's my first clutch. I can see the babies moving around in the eggs so I don't think they are going bad. Just worried about the sweating and the eggs being more soft and changing to more clear than others. Not all are sweating though.
 

AHBD

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They're probably fine but if areas of the shell are clear the shell might not have calcified enough but can still end up fine. Try not to worry too much and just lightly dab the excess water.
 

Beardienoobie

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They're probably fine but if areas of the shell are clear the shell might not have calcified enough but can still end up fine. Try not to worry too much and just lightly dab the excess water.
Ok. I'm going to go off of the probe thermometer since I haven't had much luck with the other thermometers. Going to get the temps down and see how they do. I appreciate your help. Will update later on.
 

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