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Follow the Eggs and Hatchlings - (2nd Batch)

These poor little critters often get forgotten about.

Follow the Eggs and Hatchlings - (2nd Batch)

Postby gordonuk » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:58 pm

Here is a thread following the eggs since they were layed on 26th November 2011 by my own little 8 month old female.
This is her first lay of eggs so lets follow the development of them., there are approx 350 eggs.
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Day 0

Postby gordonuk » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:40 pm

The newly layed eggs

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Day 1

Postby gordonuk » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:42 pm

The eggs are now one day old and still are small balls with no change except the jelly substance they are coated in is getting thicker and stronger.

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Day 2

Postby gordonuk » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:42 pm

The eggs are two days old now and there is s slight change, the eggs have changed color slighly they look more grey than they were when layed.

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Day 3

Postby gordonuk » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:43 pm

The eggs are now three days old and the inner jelly covering is more obvious now. It is a small round clear jelly covering. It looks like a contact lens covering an eye. This inner coating protects the eggs and where the larve will form. The outer jelly coating which looks like a marble is still much thicker/stronger than it was and getting a bit darker in color.

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Day 4

Postby gordonuk » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:44 pm

This is day forur of the eggs and you can clearly see the change in the eggs, some look like a builders bum where you can see the crack where the egg is splitting and some eggs are turning into the shape of a bean they are no longer round.

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Re: Follow the eggs - (2nd Batch)

Postby Mick » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:50 am

Whats the normal hatching period ?
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Re: Follow the eggs - (2nd Batch)

Postby POS_miniracer » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:15 am

Do you need to do anything to freshen up the water during this time period?

Are they just kept at room temperature?
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Re: Follow the eggs - (2nd Batch)

Postby gordonuk » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:15 am

Mick wrote:Whats the normal hatching period ?


They should hatch in about 14 days, so hopefully on 10th December they should hatch
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Re: Follow the eggs - (2nd Batch)

Postby gordonuk » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:18 am

POS_miniracer wrote:Do you need to do anything to freshen up the water during this time period?

Are they just kept at room temperature?


while they are still eggs and in the jelly they are fine in the same water and room temp. Its only when they are born that water needs changed daily.
I will however change the water every 4 days while still eggs, just to keep things fresh as it will soon start to smell.
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