Need Basilisk Egg-Laying Info!

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Need Basilisk Egg-Laying Info!

Post by Pete Smi » Sat, 13 Jun 1998 04:00:00



I have a gravid female brown basilisk, and would like to hear from
someone with experience re what I need to provide her for a
nesting/egg-laying area and medium.  Would also appreciate tips on
incubation: medium, temperature, etc.

Info available in the Web is pretty sketchy, so I'm hoping there are
some experts here!

TIA,

Pete
Atlanta,GA

 
 
 

Need Basilisk Egg-Laying Info!

Post by Marc Lineka » Sat, 13 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Hi Pete,

Your timing couldnt have been better. My green basilisk layed a clutch
of 13 healthy eggs last saturday.
I checked in on her saturday morning to find her digging at the flooring
of her cage. I immediately placed a tupperware tub (large ice crem tub)
and placed a 50/50 mix of damp peat and childrens play sand approx. 5
inches deep. She didnt show any interest so i physically placed her in
there and covered half of the top opening with a piece of cork bark. She
stayed in there for the rest of the day digging in various places. About
6 hours later i could see that she had finished by her lean appearance
and lack of activity. I removed her and then the tub. After careful
exploration of the tub with the help of a soft bristled paint brush i
uncovered 13 healthy looking eggs in four seperate locations of the tub.
I immediately incubated them in a 1:1 vermiculite/water (by weight) mix
at an average temp of 29-30C. I check on them about once every third day
to allow air exchange in the tub. I expect them to hatch in approx 66
days. I would not recommend letting the temp fall below 28C or over
30.5C for extended periods.
Ihope this helps. If you need any more info email me and i'll be glad to
give what help i can.

Marc Linekar
(England)

Quote:

> I have a gravid female brown basilisk, and would like to hear from
> someone with experience re what I need to provide her for a
> nesting/egg-laying area and medium.  Would also appreciate tips on
> incubation: medium, temperature, etc.

> Info available in the Web is pretty sketchy, so I'm hoping there are
> some experts here!

> TIA,

> Pete
> Atlanta,GA

 
 
 

Need Basilisk Egg-Laying Info!

Post by theji.. » Tue, 16 Jun 1998 04:00:00


thanks
i needed that same info.  i have a brown female that is looking a little
too plump.

jimt

Quote:

> Hi Pete,

> Your timing couldnt have been better. My green basilisk layed a clutch
> of 13 healthy eggs last saturday.
> I checked in on her saturday morning to find her digging at the flooring
> of her cage. I immediately placed a tupperware tub (large ice crem tub)
> and placed a 50/50 mix of damp peat and childrens play sand approx. 5
> inches deep. She didnt show any interest so i physically placed her in
> there and covered half of the top opening with a piece of cork bark. She
> stayed in there for the rest of the day digging in various places. About
> 6 hours later i could see that she had finished by her lean appearance
> and lack of activity. I removed her and then the tub. After careful
> exploration of the tub with the help of a soft bristled paint brush i
> uncovered 13 healthy looking eggs in four seperate locations of the tub.
> I immediately incubated them in a 1:1 vermiculite/water (by weight) mix
> at an average temp of 29-30C. I check on them about once every third day
> to allow air exchange in the tub. I expect them to hatch in approx 66
> days. I would not recommend letting the temp fall below 28C or over
> 30.5C for extended periods.
> Ihope this helps. If you need any more info email me and i'll be glad to
> give what help i can.

> Marc Linekar
> (England)


> > I have a gravid female brown basilisk, and would like to hear from
> > someone with experience re what I need to provide her for a
> > nesting/egg-laying area and medium.  Would also appreciate tips on
> > incubation: medium, temperature, etc.

> > Info available in the Web is pretty sketchy, so I'm hoping there are
> > some experts here!

> > TIA,

> > Pete
> > Atlanta,GA