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Mr_Python
04-15-2002, 05:31 AM
Hi, I was wondering if anybody could help me out. I am a novice snake breeder, and am wondering what temperature I should keep Childrens Python Eggs at in an Incubator, and the Humidity Level. Is Vermiculite a good soil lay the eggs in? If somebody could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

You can respond on this board or email me at: solgraph@ozemail.com

Thanks Again

Rohan

John Apple
04-15-2002, 06:49 AM
Hey Rohan
Two things
Wrong forum
and full name
I am not being hard on the beaver folks ,this gets a little old

Mr_Python
04-15-2002, 08:44 AM
OK

Sorry Mr Apple, won't happen again!

I will put my signiture on soon! But for the mean time..

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Rohan Mc'Coy

P.S: It would be greatly appriciated if somebody could give me an answer

bpc
04-15-2002, 11:13 AM
Hopefully the web slave will move this for you.  But, to answer your questions.  Yes vermiculite is fine for you eggs.  Use one part vermiculite and one part water BY WEIGHT NOT VOLUME!  As for a temp for your particular eggs I recommend The Reproductive Husbandry of Pythons and Boas for an exact temp.  I have never incubated children's python but you would probably be safe between 82 and 86 F.  Hope this helps, Brian

bpc
04-15-2002, 08:47 PM
Wow I just learned a big lesson.  Reread your info every year, you'll be surprised what you've forgotten.  

Rohan, you should incubate those eggs right around 90 F no hotter than 91 and really no lower than 88 F. &nbsp;Maintain 100% humidity (you should see condensation). &nbsp;I just went back and looked up the info for you and learned I incubated my burmese eggs way to low last year. &nbsp;It had been two years since I had done it and for some reason I thought python eggs were in the 84-88 range. &nbsp;But no it is 88-90. &nbsp;I was wondering why I had such a high # of bad eggs, now I know, I'm a blonde and I should never, ever, trust my memory. &nbsp; Hope this helps, and thanks a lot. &nbsp;I just put 25 albino burm eggs in the incubator at the right temp thanks to your post <img src="http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

Mr_Python
04-16-2002, 12:55 AM
You're quite welcome! <img src="http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>


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Rohan Mc'Coy

Mr_Python
04-17-2002, 05:59 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot to say thanks.

THANKYOU VERY MUCH BRIAN. I really appreciate it! <img src="http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

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Rohan Mc'Coy

Gary Walsch
04-24-2002, 12:02 AM
Yes Brian is right .... 88-90 is good with high humidity for 58-75 days give or take. &nbsp;If you incubate at 90 degrees then you will hatch out a little sooner, 88 degrees and it will take a little longer. &nbsp;Keep the humidity high and dont get those eggs wet !!! &nbsp;Check the humidity level daily and stick your finger in the vermiculite to check the humidity of that as well and if needed add water but do it away from the eggs and the vermiculite will absorb the water correctly, if your vermiculite gets too dry the humidity from the eggs will be absorbed into the vermiculite and your eggs will die, so be careful.

Gary Walsch
Sunshine State Reptiles


I like pearlite because you dont have to worry about it as much, and when doing green tree python eggs I like it a lot better for controlling humidity.

Mr_Python
04-25-2002, 10:09 PM
Thanks Gary!

I was thinking of digging something like a mote around the side of the vermiculate so there is no risk of getting the eggs too wet. I'm not too sure though.
How much water should I add daily?

Does anybody know a not too expensive, but reliable incubator that I could buy for reptile eggs?

Thanks again..

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Rohan Mc'Coy

Mr_Python
04-26-2002, 02:09 AM
Does anybody know how to change farenheit, (don't know how to spell it!<img src="http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> into celsius?

I think around 90 F is 30 Celsius, but i'm not too sure.

Also, I

Mr_Python
04-26-2002, 02:12 AM
Does anybody know the differences between farenheit, (don't know how to spell it!<img src="http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> into celsius?

I think around 90 F is 30 Celsius, but i'm not too sure.

Also, I am planning on buying some plants for my reptile aquariums. Does anybody know a couple of non-toxic plants that I could use?

Thanks alot

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Rohan Mc'Coy

bpc
04-26-2002, 10:35 AM
To get Celcius from F. You do the following:

1) subtract 32 from the F temp. &nbsp;(90-32=58)
2) Divide your answer by 1.8 (58/1.8=32.2)

So you need to set your celcius incubator at 32 degrees.

If anyone needs to go the other way its

1) multiply C by 1.8 then add 32.

YOU MUST DO THE STEPS IN ORDER.

Brian

Mr_Python
04-27-2002, 12:51 AM
Thanks again Brian.

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Rohan Mc'Coy

shaungenghis
04-27-2002, 11:28 PM
If you want, I found an excellent converting program on one of these reptile sites (I wish I could remember) that is only 500KB. I can email it to you- it is great for all sorts of conversions (and isn't a virus to Norton) Google search engine for converting or conversion table would also do it.

As a continuation to your incubation post- what do the breeders think of the Hovabator incubator with/without fan? Its relatively cheap and a decent size for small amounts of eggs, but I read the fan can dry the eggs out and the thermostat varies the temp too much.

Mr_Python
04-28-2002, 04:42 AM
Thanks for the info Shaun!

My email is solgraph@ozemail.com

It would be great if you could send it too me!

Thanks

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Rohan Mc'Coy