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    Re: Maternal Incubation

    Quote Originally Posted by K-Geo View Post
    I had no clue my bp was going to lay eggs.. how can i up her humidity with out disturbing her? She is on the lower of two levels. The enclosure has a screen face.. ive added an extra water dish under the heat lamp in the Next Room she is laid her on the bedding above the heating pad but I can't keep the humidity hi... what do i do?? Its mine and her first time
    I would start by using cardboard to block and tape off the area of the screen...assuming you have the typical glass terrarium thing going on. Cover about 90% of the screens area, allowing some area for air to go in and out. Don't cover it all the way.

    Next, try adding another source of water in the cage, i.e a bigger water bowl, another bowl of water, or some moisture releasing substance like moss or perlite/vermiculite.

    And if you don't have one already, get a humidity gauge.

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    I recently let a 4500gram monster mama maternally incubated her 17 eggs in a 40gallon breeder - i now got 14 hatchlings with almost all em out of their 1st shed

    i used cling wrap not cardboard, scotched tape it down to cover all the screen except for the screen under/around the heat lamp

    ~1/3 the area of the tank was water, used 2 pyrex rectangular for that with the heat lamp directly over one

    reptile humidity gauges IME are not reliable, i use 2 humidity Digital monitors different make/model - and keep them close to her coz the humidity will vary across the tank - believe it or not the humidity right beside the water is actually lower than the other side

    good luck - maternal incubation rocks I've done it artificially but won't again

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    Re: Maternal Incubation

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeNapoli View Post
    I recently let a 4500gram monster mama maternally incubated her 17 eggs in a 40gallon breeder - i now got 14 hatchlings with almost all em out of their 1st shed

    i used cling wrap not cardboard, scotched tape it down to cover all the screen except for the screen under/around the heat lamp

    ~1/3 the area of the tank was water, used 2 pyrex rectangular for that with the heat lamp directly over one

    reptile humidity gauges IME are not reliable, i use 2 humidity Digital monitors different make/model - and keep them close to her coz the humidity will vary across the tank - believe it or not the humidity right beside the water is actually lower than the other side

    good luck - maternal incubation rocks I've done it artificially but won't again

    17 eggs???!!! I've never heard of that lol. Nice !

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