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Discussion in 'Leopard Geckos' started by tink, Feb 15, 2009.

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  1. tink

    tink Elite Member

    Alright, so I have five year old male and female geckos.
    They have always lived together fine and all. She always lays eggs a certain time but they are never fertile!
    BUT I come home today and she laid her first one this year and it's deff fertile.
    I have NOTHING ready for this. As to never needed to..
    AND it's Sunday so I know where to get an incubator but in the morning. Plus I have no perlite of verm. I do have coconut fiber dirt if that will work for now?
    It's been about four hours and it looks like it's starting to cave in a little.
    What do I need to do?!
    Every site is different advice and I need fast!
    THANKS!
     
  2. MoogleBass

    MoogleBass Kittes are so nice! Premium Member

    I would suggest mixing some coco husk make it damp, but not soaking wet. Should feel like fresh dirt moisture wise. Put a layer down in a ziploc container, add the eggs and put them some where where it is warmer than room temp, like 76 to 85. Leave them in the tub, with the lid on over night till you can get the incubator. Maybe someone else may have more to add
     
  3. tink

    tink Elite Member

    Thanks Moogle!
    Thats exactly what I did. Although it doesn't look too good this morning.
    I'm on my way to the store as soon as they open though.
    If it don't work out, least I'm ready for next time!
     
  4. babypiggy

    babypiggy Active Member

    How do you know the eggs are fertile?

    From what I have read you can tell if they are fertile after a week or so when you candle the eggs and see veins.

    Here is a pic of one of my fertile eggs.
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  5. tink

    tink Elite Member

    Thats what it looks like.
    When they weren't fertile they came out yellow right away. And flattened within mins.
     
  6. babypiggy

    babypiggy Active Member

    Oh I see.
    Congrats and good luck.

    Did you end up getting an incubator?
    Hope the eggs survived.
     
  7. tink

    tink Elite Member

    Yeah I did!
    Idk it doesn't look as good as it did..
    Hopefully she'll have more though.
    Thanks. =)
     
  8. babypiggy

    babypiggy Active Member

    IF it's your first time incubating it will take some practice..

    the best thing to do it to not open and close the incubator as you are letting heat out .. the temperature will fluctuate..

    It is also a good idea to have a digital thermometer in your egg container.
     
  9. tink

    tink Elite Member

    Yeah it's my first time!
    Thanks =)
     
  10. babypiggy

    babypiggy Active Member

    hah
    Tt happened to me too!!
    Noticed eggs in the lay box in the evening late last week...
    I thought I had another week or so to set up the incubator.. but I was totally wrong.

    They probably breed a week before when I actually saw then breed.
    :(
    quickly whipped together my diy incubator

    everything seemed to be going great..

    Luckily for me I bought a temp gun the week before that.
    So I used it a million times setting up the incubator to take the temps of the water to the temp I wanted.


    Things seem well so far, I dont' think one of the eggs will live as the female kicked one of them over shortly after she laid it.
    :(
     
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