View Full Version : Got eggs....now what?

07-18-2009, 12:12 PM
My hognose laid eggs today and I was not expecting it, I need to know what to do with them to get them to hatch. I collected them and put them in a tupperware container on damp peatmoss for now. Any help would be great. Thanks.

07-18-2009, 04:11 PM
If they are fertile, the best thing to do is to make sure they are in a spot that has a stable temperature gradient and keep them incubating between 80-85 degrees. Peat moss will work if you can keep it moist but not soaking wet. I prefer using vermiculite mixed with water on a 1:1 weight ratio. Make sure your container has an air hole or two (and possibly more as the embryos develop) as the eggs can eventually suffocate once embryonic development furthers. There are a ton of online references as well if you just google for them. Hope that is helpful!

05-28-2010, 11:02 AM
i know this is an older post, but are you looking to sell any of the hatchlings?