View Full Version : We have eggs!!! (ET's)
11-23-2009, 03:13 AM
Hi all... Spikey the E.T. has just started laying eggs! Hopefully fertile as she has been mating with tickles (not sure if they were successful as there was sperm fallout- try explaining that to your 7yr old :eek: )
anyhoo, now to incubate... collecting eggs and storing in a chinese container on damp paper towel. Lid is on container with small air holes in lid... Should this setup be ok? Do they need to be in a dark place seeing as they are incubated onderground in the wild? how often should they be misted to stay at a good level of humidity/moist enough...?
01-03-2010, 12:12 PM
Hi kirstyg - I too am about to get hold of some ET eggs and would very much like to know the answer to your question. Is anyone out there ???
01-03-2010, 12:49 PM
Yes that setup is fine, i personally use a cricket tub but what you're doing is should do the trick aswell. They do not really need a dark space. Jusst keep the temps 20-25 degrees celcius and humidity 60-80% damp the the paper towel about every other/every two days. that's what worked for me.
01-06-2010, 10:54 AM
Thanks Heteropteryx-nl :)
01-08-2010, 12:17 AM
thanks... we have an aweful lot of eggs... wonder if they will hatch...
01-10-2010, 05:40 PM
I only have 20, I can't wait to see the first one hatch out.
Hi, My female (now past on) laid many eggs, which I wasn't keeping initially. Once I started, I collected 340+. Two have hatched out in last few days and they are absolutely gorgeous! Red head and red tinge on legs. So lively, and bigger than I thought they would be.
Anyhoo, I just kept them in cupboard which has heating pipes running through it, with door open/closed to control temp, which I didn't monitor - just not too warm, and misted them lightly every three days or so. Dark or light, doesn't matter. Same for Phyllium eggs, which are also now hatching.
03-28-2010, 11:19 AM
woohoo first hatchlings yesterday... so our incubation must have worked :)
Congratulations proud mum!
Mine are doing well. Wow, ET's sure grow quickly. Just 2 and half months old and already nearly 4 inches! Phylliums, which are a month older are only an inch and half.
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