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12-11-2008, 06:25 PM
I have looked trough some of the numerous care sheets about these guys.
The answer when it comes to the question of how long they take to hatch varies from 2 months to 9. Is it so that it can take from 2 up too 9 months or is it just that some caresheet writers were badly informed? (I know the incubationtime varies but 7 months difference seems a very inaccurate estimate to me)
12-11-2008, 07:01 PM
If they take 9 months, they had very, very (very!) bad conditions ;) But 2.5-6 months is quite normal.
12-12-2008, 08:17 AM
I agree I had my explosion of nymphs after a little over 2 months so 2 - 6 months is a good average of hatching time. If they are getting close to 6 months then I would suggest upping the heat a little as cold conditions will slow down their hatch rate.
12-13-2008, 12:17 PM
Today i found a new ova, but it was only a half one. It looks as if it has been cut on the middle but it isnt open or anything, its just developed wrong. Why would it end up like that and will it hatch?
12-13-2008, 08:01 PM
I don't know. Some species lay eggs of very different size and all the eggs can hatch (for example Canachus alligator). But other species like Phyllium bioculatum sometimes lay difformed eggs and none of them hatch.
12-15-2008, 03:46 AM
I've had a bunch started hatching at 2,5 months and ending at 7.
but 9? never had that in the past 8 years:rolleyes:
02-08-2009, 05:56 PM
I've got a pile of Indian eggs gestating away, they've been sat happily in a net container since end November, we've misted them regularly. They've been kept in my daughter's bedroom, so roughly at 20 degrees C. No lamp or anything, just in a bookcase out of direct sunlight. Is that warm enough, or should I put them in the airing cupboard?
02-08-2009, 06:43 PM
That should be warm enough. They have very different incubation times, sometimes the first ones hatch after 3 months, sometimes after 5 months.
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