Veilded Cham. Laid 62 eggs, need advice

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Veilded Cham. Laid 62 eggs, need advice

Post by Dbs2 » Sat, 27 Jun 1998 04:00:00



This morning my veiled laid 62 eggs.  She is now in her cage, offering her lots
of water, and a laying box in case there is more eggs to come.
The eggs, I have put in a tupaware container, with holes in the top.  I have a
mixture of sphagnum moss, and vermiculite on the bottom of the container.  I
have the container in my room where all my other tanks are, will that be hot
enough, or do I need a incubator?  The room doesn't have air conditioning in
it.  How do I keep the humidity up in it?  Spray the eggs?  
I have done reading on this, But how do you know if the eggs are doing ok?  Is
it true that it takes 4-9 months to hatch?  Any advice will be appreciated very
much!!!!!!!
                Dave

 
 
 

Veilded Cham. Laid 62 eggs, need advice

Post by Pluto771 » Sat, 27 Jun 1998 04:00:00


62 eggs is a LOT, try cutting WAY down on the amoun tof insects you feed her,
give her more greens and fruit.  If she keeps it up, there's a good chance that
she'll be dead after another clutch of that size.   Put the eggs in
vermiculite, or pearlite, keep them half buried, and spray the area around the
eggs.  Try to keep the container humid, but not too  much so, not moist.  If
they are around 78-85 degrees, they'll usually hatch within 6-9 months.  If
your room temps is around 78-80-something degrees, it should be fine, I've had
th ebest results since I trashed my incubator, and left the eggs sitting in a
plastic shoebox on a cage i n my room--they are tough little bastards.