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 Post subject: HELP please eggs
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:43 pm 
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hi all
my female has been acting weird for a couple of weeks now she lives with another who i was told female **$** i saw them entwined a few weeks ago not realising what was going on :oops: now she is laying eggs. never bred reps before what do i do, how do i work out colours if they hatch, how long will it take her to lay them, she is a lavender motley pos het for stripe he is a caramel HELPPPPPPPPPPPPP please i know i sound dumb but id prefere to ask as well as read the books ect as i dont always trust the books and web ect
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 Post subject: Re: HELP please eggs
PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:28 am 
To be honest corns are pretty easy to hatch, if you haven't an incubator don't worry, you want to lay them out in a tub on vermiculite or perlite substrate, keep it damp but not wet, put a lid on the tub and you can simply keep them the same temp as your corns, you could put the tub in their viv, as long as you make it sturdy so the adults can't knock it over! and when you remove the eggs from the viv, be carefull not to turn them too much :)

I've done corns before just by simply leaving the eggs where they are and got 100% hatch rate :) as long as temps don't exceed 30 degrees or go below 24 degrees for any period of time then they should be fine.

If they begin to dip slightly like they've been pinched, give them a spray and monitor the humidity, might need raising a little, they'll plump back up when its right!


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 Post subject: Re: HELP please eggs
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:02 am 
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Hey keira

I have a few corns just now and hatched a few clutches in my time.

Just now I’m waiting on one clutch to hatch soonish, and got another hatching about august time.

There quite simple to keep and look after with a decent hatch rate.

Since this years clutch's were laid with good time apart there housed in small plastic sandwich boxes (with modified ventilation), one has an old cricket tub with no lid placed inside, with a moss filling bed for the eggs to rest on with the sides covered also. I've hatched using moss before and find it tends to hold moisture well without having to drown the eggs, so less weekly checking.
The other is set up in another sandwich box but with a vermiculite filling slightly covering the eggs.

I do have a self built incubator, but decided not to use it this year (unless I get a 3'rd clutch). Instead using a heat mat with a thermometer so I can check temp.

As long as the base your clutch is resting in is kept relatively moist (so the eggs don’t dry out), and there kept from between 24-30'C they should hatch out fine in about 50-60 days time.

Just remember not to move the eggs about a lot or upside down. As this can damage the embryos of the growing snakes inside early on causing fatalities or even birth defects.

Hope this helps and happy hatching :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: HELP please eggs
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:58 am 
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just interested, anyone know what the bubbas from this pairing will look like?

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 Post subject: Re: HELP please eggs
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just interested, anyone know what the bubbas from this pairing will look like?

thin & long with kinda pointy bit at one end & a bit blunter at the other :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: HELP please eggs
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:59 pm 
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hiya all
unfortunatly they went flat and mouldy :( but i wasnt prepared as i wasnt even sure she was a female. just to let you know i am considering selling these 2 so anyone interested let me know


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 Post subject: Re: HELP please eggs
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:30 am 
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salad dodger wrote:
mazzer10 wrote:
just interested, anyone know what the bubbas from this pairing will look like?

thin & long with kinda pointy bit at one end & a bit blunter at the other :thumb:


too easy, wasnt it :lol:


where do you live keira?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:33 am 
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hi
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126 miles from me, shame :?

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