How to tell if egg is hatching

How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby gekosin » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:22 pm

Hi All,

So i have had 20~eggs in my incubator for the last 2 months or so and today while checking on them the one seems to have split open?

I have never reached this part of the process so am not quite sure how to tell if the egg is actually hatching (cant seem to get the pic of the egg off my phone)

I was under the impression that the eggs would dimple before they hatch in this case all the other eggs are still plump and healthy looking.

Any Advice?
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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:17 pm

It's probably started hatching then. The whole process can take two or three days.
What eggs are they ?
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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby gekosin » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:27 am

They are just normal corn eggs, was a normal female unknown hets and anery male unknown hets

Pretty much not sure what to expect at this point :)
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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby Westley Price » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:35 am

I have often seen right before eggs start collapsing, they develop "stretch marks" which look like cuts or splits.

Could this be what you are talking about or are the splits into the egg, ie. allowing fluid to escape?

Well, whatever it is, it sounds good. I recon you will have your first clutch soon ;)
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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby gekosin » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:29 am

So here is the egg in question

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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby Mitton » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:33 am

Those are the snakes cutting the eggs, so they are busy hatching. Congrats!
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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby rolandslf » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:26 am

I have had eggs that dimple a day or two before the babies start pipping (cutting the egg from the inside).
I have also had eggs that have never dimpled before pipping starts.
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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby Westley Price » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:39 am

Congrats man.

In a few days if the other eggs have not started to show the same slits, you might want to cut them.
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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby jka » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:24 pm

The baby snakes have started to Pip, it means that they are hatching

By tomorrow you should see a little one slithering around. If you watch closely and with abit of luck you'll see his head peaking out of the egg.

What I do is after the first baby is out, I make a slit in all the eggs, just to help the other babies, do not pull them out or fiddle with them, sometimes a baby will be out or half out of the eggs and he will still be attached to his yolk sac.

Sometimes baby snakes just cant open up the egg or they struggle to get out of the slit already made that's why I prefer to help them.

I lost a complete clutch of albino x anery bhs like this and recently again some of my cape corals, I know its one of those old age reptile debates, to slit or not to slit but thats just my opinion.
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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby gekosin » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:36 pm

Thanks for all the feedback, support and good wishes :)

I am officially a snake daddy hehe got home to a small anery and 5 eggs piping will check tomorrow and start slitting eggs that are currently not doing anything. Will also post some pics :D :D
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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby gekosin » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:06 am

2 babies out so far the rest are piping but dont seem to wanna join the world :) is there any way i can assist them? I did slit the rest of the eggs so will see what happens.

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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby rolandslf » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:08 pm

I have experienced before, from first pip to last one out of the egg a total of eight days, that was without me assisting in anyway at all.
So it can be a bit of a lengthy process.
Be patient.
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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby gekosin » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:23 pm

Ok thanks :) still so much to learn :)

From the babies it seems that the parents are as follows -
female - normal het anery het amel
male - anery het amel
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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby gekosin » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:28 am

Out of 22 eggs all but 1 are out (last egg looks like it may not hatch) i got a nice mix of normal, anery, 3 snow and 2 what i think are amel could someone just confirm if the below image is an amel?

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Once again thanks for all the feedback and help
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Re: How to tell if egg is hatching

Postby Westley Price » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:50 am

Nice little Smartie box clutch you have there.

The Snows must have been quite a pleasant surprise. To be honest,a ll the morphs must have been a surprise because theoretically you should have had a clutch of 100% Normals all het for Anery.

Go ahead and cut open the last egg. The baby might still be alive inside unable to cut it's way out. Normally infertile eggs would have gone bad by now so I would be there's a baby (dead or alive?) inside the egg.
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