Egg health

marcsman16

Established Member
Does it look normal to you that some of the eggs are “peeling off” or like losing the top layer of the egg
 

janjan20

Chameleon Enthusiast
Honestly I don’t want to give you any wrong info. All the members I tagged have hatched eggs. :)
Just for the sake of saving time can you list what your hatch bin medium is, temp, room temp incubation or are they in a warmer etc. I know these may be questions they might ask.
 

Jammoos

Member
Do they feel soft to the touch? Like soft as in kind of flimsy and extra squishy. It might be the angle of the photos but I'm not seeing any veins/blood vessels in either of the eggs.
 

marcsman16

Established Member
Honestly I don’t want to give you any wrong info. All the members I tagged have hatched eggs. :)
Just for the sake of saving time can you list what your hatch bin medium is, temp, room temp incubation or are they in a warmer etc. I know these may be questions they might ask.
Vermiculite. Eggs are incubating at room temp! It fluctuates between 70 a 78.
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
You have a bacterial infection my friend and there is nothing you can do about it. But it’s not necessarily a death sentence. Some may still make it though the odds are definitely against them though.

Do any of the eggs show the formation of veins?

They also look a bit over-hydrated. How much water is in the bin with them?
 

marcsman16

Established Member
You have a bacterial infection my friend and there is nothing you can do about it. But it’s not necessarily a death sentence. Some may still make it though the odds are definitely against them though.

Do any of the eggs show the formation of veins?

They also look a bit over-hydrated. How much water is in the bin with them?
A lot of them have veins. I just couldn’t get a good picture.
I don’t have any water in the bins. The vermiculite is the only source of humidity.
What I did is I add water to vermiculite until it only drops a couple drops of water
 

marcsman16

Established Member
You have a bacterial infection my friend and there is nothing you can do about it. But it’s not necessarily a death sentence. Some may still make it though the odds are definitely against them though.

Do any of the eggs show the formation of veins?

They also look a bit over-hydrated. How much water is in the bin with them?
What are the indicators of the bacterial infection?
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
A lot of them have veins. I just couldn’t get a good picture.
Good, now I see them. just continue to monitor them to ensure the veins are growing.

What I did is I add water to vermiculite until it only drops a couple drops of water
Good that's what your supposed to do, standing water leads to over hydration.

What are the indicators of the bacterial infection?
Snowflake warning: The pictures below are graphic but the realities of bacterial infections in an egg.

Depends on type, typical signs are:
-cloudiness inside egg
-rough exterior texture
-discolored shell
-stretch marks(over hydration)
-eggs literally exploding from internal gas created by bacterial waste
 

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marcsman16

Established Member
I'm not saying all is lost, several of those eggs hatched just fine and are healthy adults today but I'm not trying to BS you either. Have you been misting the eggs at all?
Not the eggs directly
Once a month I put a few drops in the vermiculite by the corners of the container
 
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