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Old 06-06-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
beccablaze
Question leos laid eggs HELP!!!!!

my leos laid eggs for the first time tell me everything plz!!!!!!
 
Old 06-06-2008, 11:15 PM   #2
defcon222
1) Get an incubator(I use a hovabator-they're $40ish on eBay or available at any feed store)
2)Get containers to place inside the incubator to hold the eggs.(I use Tupperware I got at Walmart, they're a buck or two)
3)set put the incubator and allow 24hrs to regulate the temp. adjust the temps-Leos are temp. sex dependent, meaning the temperature determines the sex of the animal. (80-Mostly females-65 days, 85-Mix of males and females-55 days, 88-Mostly males-45 days [temp, sex, ~incubation time]).
4) get a substrate for the eggs to incubate in. you can use vermiculite/perlite, hatch rite, and i use the coconut fiber (they stuff you buy in a brick).
5) place the eggs in the substrate(which is in the container) in the incubator. DO NOT TURN/ROTATE THE EGGS IN ANY WAY!!! This will KILL the embryo.
6)allow to incubate for the approximate time. I check my eggs everyday the week before expected, sometimes they're a little anxious to get out. you should also check them once or twice a week, mainly to open the container and get some airflow in there.
7) when they hatch, have something ready for them. I use a 6qt container with paper towels, a toilet paper tube, a cut up meal worm container (hide), and a SHALLOW water dish.

Don't be surprised if the first eggs don't hatch. The eggs will be good if they stay a whitish color after three or so days. They will eventually swell up. A day or two before hatching, you will see some condensation on the egg, this is normal.

Hopefully this helps. Definitely search the forum and internet to make sure I didn't miss anything.
 
Old 06-06-2008, 11:19 PM   #3
defcon222
Quick thing I forgot:
Are your Leos related in any way? If they're siblings, DO NOT INCUBATE THE EGGS. you will end up with a 'redneck' gecko. This is a gecko that is genetically deficient in some way. I've seen some that cannot walk, they're tongue is too big, their back is all messed up. if the parents are related in any way, its better to not incubate those eggs.
 
Old 06-07-2008, 03:28 AM   #4
Timotea
Siblings can be bred together. How do you think people got their morphs for any species? Selective breeding. Its alright to breed siblings together but you have to introduce a 'fresh' bloodline every third generation.
 

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