the eggs look fertile, need advice

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MrWhite

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Hi All,

it's been forever since I have posted...
My red beardie started digging like crazy in her cage so I got a large plastic bin and put some moist playsand and ecoearth mixture. She laid some plump white leathery eggs(not collapsed). I picked up a couple of them and candled them and saw a red ring on the bottom of the egg. I didn't really see any real large veins(maybe some small ones)... Does this mean the eggs are fertile? One of my young male beardies did get in her cage once a little while back...

I was NOT prepared for fertile eggs and now my son won't let me freeze them. I have tupperware containers but not vermiculite. I do have some eco-earth coconut bedding that stays pretty moist. I don't have an UTH but I could setup a CHE for warmth.

I was thinking of setting up a 10G tank with water on the bottom put a brick in there to keep the tupperware container out of the water and humid.

What do you think?
Larry
 

MrWhite

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here's what I did:

I took one of my 18G dubia bins that was almost out and emptied the rest in the other bin. These bins have internally mounted CHE controlled by a thermostat. I but the covered(with vent holes) tupperware container of eggs in the bin sitting on top of a 2" piece of foam. I put the thermostat sensor in the egg container. I check the inside temperature and it's sitting around 85. I also put about an inch of water in the bin to keep the humidity up. We'll see what happens.
 

BlueMorpho

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Hey, I don't get around to browsing the breeding section often... Update on what's happening? I know females can store semen for a year, so even if her male visitor didn't do anything, if she's been bred before, it's totally possible for them to be fertile. If not, they'll spoil rather quickly, so hopefully you'll know soon :)
 

MrWhite

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She has never been breed before. She has only been exposed to the male once accidentally.
I candled an egg tonight after being in my home-made incubator for two weeks. I can easily see veins now and all the eggs are still nice and plump. I've been keeping the eggs around 80 to 85 degrees and making sure the humidity is fairly high.

Thanks for replying, I used to post all the time, I'm thinking no one likes me anymore :wink:
 

BlueMorpho

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Aww, why would no one like you?
I think most people hang out in general and beardie tales... And from what I've heard, there aren't as many posters as there used to be.
 

Esther19

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I am sure you are quite loved. Unfortunately, some of us are clueless about breeding and can be of no help to folks with egg questions. Congratulations on a fertile clutch! :D
 

MrWhite

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Thanks Esther,

I was only kidding about the "no one likes me anymore" comment. I know the "breeding" board doesn't get anywhere near the traffic that the other boards get.

I did notice that the bottom of the eggs do have some stain marks, I'm pretty sure that common as I'm not using vermiculite, I'm using eco-earth which is shredded coconut husk material which is very dark brown.

of course, if/when these eggs hatch, I'm going to have to figure out some sort of housing situation for them.

The eggs are from Aphrodite (Fire and Ice red dragon, standard) and the dad is Binky (red/orange leather rescue)
 
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