Wondering when my veiled eggs will hatch

Discussion in 'Chameleon Breeding' started by Nae, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Nae

    Nae Member

    i have 40 veiled Cham eggs in a reptibator with hatchrite, disposable containers that were laid April 27th they are at 74 degrees. This is my first time so, concerned when to expect. I️ have a smal viv prepared and ordered fruitfly cultures
     
  2. Nae

    Nae Member

    Here’s my eggs
     

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  3. kinyonga

    kinyonga Chameleon Enthusiast

    Likely before Christmas.
     
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  4. Nae

    Nae Member

    Looking for more specific advice, I have never done this! I want to do this right
     
  5. kinyonga

    kinyonga Chameleon Enthusiast

    Nobody can give you an exact date. It depends on the temperature partly...the higher the temperature the quicker they hatch...but be aware that too hot or too cold can kill them too. When they are getting close to hatching the eggs may sweat, shrink, get windows (thinner looking areas) on them

    If the eggs are not right beside each other they will hatch more individually than if they are all touching it close to each other. The baby will break an x shaped slit in the end if the egg and lay there looking dead for a while so it can absorb the remaining yolk...then they climb out of the egg ready to go usually. When checking the eggs don't leave the lid off long it the eggs may dry out.

    Do you have cages ready? Will you have UVB lights and tiny insects ready by then?

    I don't know what other information you're looking for.
     
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  6. CJ's Exotics

    CJ's Exotics Avid Member

    Also, if you are looking for more specific advice, candle an egg carefully so we can see maybe a hatch date that could be give or take a month.
     
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  7. Nae

    Nae Member

    Thanks for that, I have a smaller horizontal screen cage ready with uvb and basking lights, Carpet, vines, low profile food dishes, ordered 10 FF cultures, 1000 black fly larvae, and will order pin heads soon. Do they need heat at night? Should food always be available? I may be having 40 babies if all the eggs hatch. They all look good. I will try and candle one ASAP
     
  8. Nae

    Nae Member

    I’m getting nervous because it’s my first time rearing babies and I want them all to survive and not make any mistakes. I’m an RN so I’m wired that way.
     
  9. laurie

    laurie Retired Moderator

    Yes I always keep a small amount of food available for babies. Just a little, not a ton. But if you have 40 hatch, you will need a Lot of food. They eat a ton. Let me know what else you need to know and best of luck!

    Learn to make your own fruit fly cultures, it is easy. Just google it. It will cost a mint to buy all your cultures
     
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  10. Nae

    Nae Member

    How many fruit fly cultures do I need if 40 babies survive ? Thanks
     
  11. CJ's Exotics

    CJ's Exotics Avid Member

    A lot. I can't give you an exact number, but you will need a lot. @jannb raises Veileds. If she isn't too busy with her trip, she can help, but there are other breeders that can give you some advice.
     
  12. Nae

    Nae Member

    I candled the best I could, I swear I saw something move!!! :eek:
     

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  13. NickTide

    NickTide Member

    Its been along time but I think my veileds took 7 months and I think I used a higher temp.

    I wouldn't get the pinheads until the eggs start hatching. They will be fine with fruit flies for a few days and pinheads wont be pinheads for long.

    I had 2 or 3 (if I remember correctly- its been nearly 20 years) large cultures for my 20 hatchlings. by the time they are like a week old, they eat twice as much as they did on day 2 (I didn't feed day 1). Im not sure if hatchlings could handle bean beetles but keeping a culture of them is extremely easy (like 'didnt look at them for a month or two' kind of easy) and wouldn't be a bad idea to have around.

    When one egg hatches in the container, they will all probably hatch. Be prepared.

    I never candled cham eggs so I cant help you. one looks clear so I am sure that's a dud... unless it is just the angle.
     
  14. Nae

    Nae Member

    Those pictures are multiple views of 2 eggs, so it might be the angle for sure because there is definitely something in there. I just received supples to make 10 FF cultures, I got the bigger FF(can’t remember the name) so I have one seeded culture and supplies to make 10
     
  15. NickTide

    NickTide Member

    It was the 96kb pic that looked that way. You may have seen something move.... they should be getting close.

    larger is hydei. they take a little longer to establish a new culture but they are bigger so more meat per fly. If the culture is already producing well (maggots on the side) I would go ahead and make two new cultures (or 1 now and one in a few days). The culture you have will max out at some point and the sooner that happens, the sooner it crashes.

    If you run out of culture kits and find you need to make another, use boxed mashed potatoes, and wet it to mashed potato consistency with a very hot 50/50 mix of apple cider vinegar and water(not chlorinated). Add a pinch of yeast when it cools down a bit. It doesn't last as long as the commercial mixes but it works in a pinch. Use coffee filters or excelsior from the dollar tree or a craft store for a climbing surface.
     
  16. CJ's Exotics

    CJ's Exotics Avid Member

    Did you rotate the egg or the camera to get those angles? They are definitely fertile, and I don't question that one of them moved. :):D:)
     
  17. CJ's Exotics

    CJ's Exotics Avid Member

    Have they hatched?
     
  18. Nae

    Nae Member

    I didn’t rotate the egg kept it upright like I picked it up. I looked at the eggs tonight and one egg looks a little dented! I’m not ready!!!!! I ordered a few culture which isn’t producing yet and 2 more on the way, enough supplies to make 10, I have some pinheads, about 200. And black fly larvae. I increased the temp to 76 degrees
     
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  19. Nae

    Nae Member

    One of the eggs
     

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  20. CJ's Exotics

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    THEY ARE GOING TO HATCH SOON!!!!!!! Have lots of fun with the cutest little babies in the world! :D
     

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