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    Re: I might be in trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by PitOnTheProwl View Post
    Not cutting now, NO!
    If it was my clutch, i would mix another tub of mud and put it in the bator next to that one for a day to come up to temp and move them. FYI, thats the gamble I would take, what you do is up to you.
    Can I put them on moist perlite? Or would I have to mix it with something else


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    Re: I might be in trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballday View Post
    Can I put them on moist perlite? Or would I have to mix it with something else


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    I have only used vermiculite so I am not familiar how perlite holds water. Shouldnt be a problem as long as its not soaking wet

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    Re: I might be in trouble

    As I said, I haven't had any problems when I quit trying other things.

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    Re: I might be in trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by PitOnTheProwl View Post
    As I said, I haven't had any problems when I quit trying other things.

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    Yea those look perfect


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    Re: I might be in trouble

    Decided to cut at day 53, after losing 2 eggs in the past 2 1/2 weeks I didnít have much hope that Iíd have living babies in the 2 eggs left.

    Well to my surprise I have 2 live baby ball pythons in the eggs. One looks like itís just about fully developed and the other one is 1/2 itís size with a lot of yolk left to absorb.

    If and when this baby crawls out and if the yolk is still attached what are my best options? Separate tub with damp paper towels? Or should I tie it off with fishing line? Thanks!




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    You should have left these eggs alone to pip naturally... This is too early...if you're going to breed egg-laying snakes, learn to be patient & let THEM
    cut the eggs. Wouldn't count on these crawling out...

    Some eggs went bad...that's normal...what possessed you to cut the only good ones left?
    Many friends in low places...

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    Re: I might be in trouble

    Hi,

    At day 53 you were a little early but I understand you were not expecting anything to be in there.

    You are really going to have to be totally on top of the husbandry of the eggs to try and maximise your chances. Especially with cuts that wide.

    Put a spray bottle of water in the incubator to make sure it is up to temperature and get some cotton buds. You are going to have to close the gaps over as best you can but you need to top up the eggs to prevent them drying out and remove any signs of infection or fungal growth in the eggs. You need to stop the egg white drying out and getting too sticky and thick but you need to make sure you don't add too much water at one go as, even with it in the incubator the spraying will cool it down a little. Obviously the level is set by the ege of the cut, which ( for future refference) is why people tend to make small v shaped cuts at the very top of the egg and candle first to avoid any major veins.

    You still have a fairly good shot at getting nice healthy babies if you keep on top of things. Good luck and keep us posted.

    As to your question it depends on whether the yolk gets absorbed into the body of the hatchling or not really - but any action should be a last resort. I'd wait until they have left the egg to decide to be honest, give them as much chance of absorbing nourishment from it as possible.
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    Re: I might be in trouble

    So am I just adding water to the eggs and sticking cotton around where I cut to reseal the egg?

    As of today the smaller baby has been moving around in the egg quite a bit


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    Re: I might be in trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballday View Post
    So am I just adding water to the eggs and sticking cotton around where I cut to reseal the egg?

    As of today the smaller baby has been moving around in the egg quite a bit


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    No, your adding water to replace any egg white that was lost during cutting or rehydrating it if it starts to get too dry and gloopy.

    The cotton buds are just for removing any debris or patches of fungus that end up developing inside the egg - it's too late to try and reseal as you have already compromised the immune system of the egg.
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    Re: I might be in trouble

    So one did come out of the egg today without itís umbilical chord attached still has a little bit left on him though. weighing 18 grams, im assuming I shouldnít let him shed out before I start feeding/assist feeding he does appear weak


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