Can I still remove the eggs?

redhorse

Chameleon Enthusiast
Little extra visual stuff--
Pic 1. The two eggs on the top were never fertile but made it for 9 months without rotting. Not sure how long they would have stayed looking full- I opened to see what it looked like inside.
The little egg developed mold at 3 months and even shrunk like it went bad. The reason it was in with the infertile container.
This picture was taken after removing the mold via little paint brush and added mold remover powder 2 weeks earlier. This was the first time is seemed the egg was still alive. (the egg was 1/3 the size of the others tiny)

Pic 2 was 7 days after the rest of the clutch hatched.

Tiny is still alive and still tiny.

recap
5-18 2021 first sign the egg was good
6- 26 2021 last of the clutch hatched
7- 01 2021 Tiny inside of egg and penny to show size
7-08 to 12 2021 Tiny hatched-- I was out of town
Last pic 9 28 2021 Tiny still tiny 1/4 the size of some of his siblings. ( He was shedding a few days ago so a little bigger).

I just wanted to share that infertile eggs don't always go bad (just don't hatch) and discolored/shrinking/ moldy eggs can survive. Just not often.
This was actually the 2nd time dealing with mold-- The first time about 20 eggs started getting moldy but was able to remove the mold within 24 hours and get the powder all survived). The powder was found on youtube discussing "Snake eggs with mold" and they shared the product. Human athletes foot stuff. If it works it works.. FYI there are anti fungal for amphibians (a human product too) Works for red-leg disease FYI

Note: I am not a vet or expert but like to learn and try things if they make sense.

Seek a professional Vet sense they have tools and the experience and proper meds. Enjoy!
 

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redhorse

Chameleon Enthusiast
Sorry for asking but I use all experiences as a learning tool and need clarification (has nothing to do with what was done). (y)

1. Rescued chameleon laid eggs-
2. Rescued passed-
3. Eggs looked good and wiggles were seen? How many days into incubation?
Clarification--- is there 2 rescued females that laid eggs in the past month or so?
Thanks for your work..
 
Sorry for asking but I use all experiences as a learning tool and need clarification (has nothing to do with what was done). (y)

1. Rescued chameleon laid eggs-
2. Rescued passed-
3. Eggs looked good and wiggles were seen? How many days into incubation?
Clarification--- is there 2 rescued females that laid eggs in the past month or so?
Thanks for your work..
No worries. The original post is mine, so I think you are asking me? The other eggs do not belong to me.

1- 27 eggs
2- Sol'a completed her lay on October 7th, she died the next morning.
3-Eggs are ALL still thriving and growing! We are at 28 days incubation now!

So, you likely saw another post from me, we did rescue another gravid female. Star laid 8 eggs on 10/31. Not sure if they are fertile or not yet.
The other pic of eggs in this thread are not mine.

Hope this helps! I would rescue them all if I can, but I think we are tapped out at three veiled's and two panthers. Our panther is gravid too. I don't have much shelf space left! LOL
 
Forgot to post last night. She blessed us with what looks like 27 fertile eggs!! We laid Sol’a to rest near the tree pictured. She will get plenty of sun there. 💔🌎🦎



Sol'a's eggs started hatching May 1st! We have four out and about so far! She laid 27 eggs and so far things are going smoothly! The babies are a bit dusted in the vermiculite, something we should worry about or no?

Looking forward to seeing her babies thrive!!! Here are a few to show the substrate dusting.
 

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kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
Congratulations! Hope you have a source of pinhead crickets and fruit Flies! Hope the hatchlings do well for you and you have a good way to get them all adopted out or sold...in about 3 months.

The vermiculite should fall off by itself...but I have sometimes removed any big bits.

Love to see some photos!
 
Congratulations! Hope you have a source of pinhead crickets and fruit Flies! Hope the hatchlings do well for you and you have a good way to get them all adopted out or sold...in about 3 months.

The vermiculite should fall off by itself...but I have sometimes removed any big bits.

Love to see some photos!


Trying not to disturb them as I know they are easily spooked. Here are a few I snuck.
 

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kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
Do you have the lid off the eggs all the time now that they've started hatching? If so, is the container not drying out...thus the eggs too?

Babies look healthy!
 
Do you have the lid off the eggs all the time now that they've started hatching? If so, is the container not drying out...thus the eggs too?

Babies look healthy!
They are in a larger bin with their incubation bin tops off. Humidity is staying in the 70-80 range with temps in the mid 70’s. Plants are misted twice daily and they have a shade cloth wrap so they aren’t easily startled.

They are moving around wonderfully. We have fruit flies for them tomorrow!
 
You don't want the egg shells to harden/dry out or the hatchlings won't be able to get out.
Understood. That is why they are still in a container with the same amount of humidity they have been at the entire incubation time.

I am not a novice, but not yet an expert. I have done extensive research as well. I was only curious about the vermiculite and if it posed a problem. Eggs are still hatching steadily. 9 out of 27 are out and mobile.
 
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