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I bought a dragon a couple of weeks ago from someone on a local selling site. I’m a complete newbie but they had quite a lot of dragons.... they were breeders but looking to downsize there lot. She had been with males but I wasn’t aware she was gravid.

Anyway- past few days she’s been digging so I’ve done my research and made her a laybox, within 10mins of putting her in there today she started laying. Within a couple of hours she had laid 23 eggs.
I marked the tops how she laid them and carefully moved them all to the incubator I emergency bought.
Some of them feel quite bouncy and full, a couple had tiny dents and felt quite soft. But I put them all in the incubator anyway as I was unsure and unprepared. Also 2 of the eggs were attached so I’ve put them in like that too- is that correct or should I be trying to separate?

What’s next please? I’ll attach the photos of the eggs placed in the boxes before I put them in the incubator. Please tell me if there’s anything wrong... what I should be doing now.
 

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Hi there, that was a big surprise for you, huh ? The eggs look pretty good but you'll know more in a few days or week. You can gently separate the 2, they may be infertile but either way it's O.K to separate them. In general it will feel a little more resistance than like pulling a note from a sticky pad.

You can check them in 4-5 days or a week for fertility [ some people say right away but it's not always evident ] by making the room dark and shining a tiny pen light up to them. I never used to mark the eggs , I hope that large amount of marker you used won't be harmful because any chemical will be absorbed. You can put lids on but you need a lot of good sized holes. What temp. is your incubator and can you post pics of it ?
 

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Oh No, I sure hope I haven’t damaged them using the marker. I read on google about marking them- I didn’t even think about them absorbing it oops.
I’m using the egg o bator with the tubs it comes with. Although I really wanted to buy the herp nursery one but by time she started laying all our shops were shut and I had to buy this off a selling site. I’m using a digital probe thermometer in the incubator right now to keep an eye that it holds the right temp. (29oc?)
Thank you for replying to me.
 

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Oh I also meant to add, the tubs have lids but 2 of the sides have a hole in the top, on the side.
 

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Your temp. sounds good, a little lower is fine [ or higher] but your range is O..K
I can't picture the lids as you described, pics would help.
 

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I’ll post pics tomorrow. Kids are asleep in my bedroom so I can’t put light on to get decent pics
Thank you for your help
 

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Okay, I’ve tried to photo the vent hole as best I can- but upon checking again each box actually only has 1 hole as opposed to the 2 I thought they had. Would I be better putting a few holes in the lids maybe?

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Yes, put a lot of large holes in it. Then every 3-4 days check for excess condensation and wipe it off of the lid so it doesn't drip on the eggs.
 

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Lots of holes in the lids now.
Wiped a tiny bit of condensation from the lids this morning. Digital probe thermometer giving consistent 30o temps. All eggs still looking healthy for now.
Fingers crossed

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Hello everyone, so a week from the eggs being laid... I THINK I see some pink spots in some of the eggs but I’m totally unsure.
None of the eggs have collapsed or dented yet but 2 In one box look like they’re going mouldy. And a couple are slightly brown.
Should I remove the 2 with the white spots? What about the slightly brown ones- because none have dented yet and still feel fairly firm and bouncy.
As always, appreciate any and all advice
 

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The brown + moldy ones are 99% goners but you can hang on a bit longer to be sure. I'm concerned with the way the marker has absorbed in the eggs, what exact kind of marker was it ?
 

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It was a child’s none toxic washable felt tip that I used.
I will deffo not mark any possible future eggs tho.
 
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