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Need Help Candling Tegu Eggs (fertile or not)

Discussion in 'Tegu Breeding Discussion' started by felcona, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. felcona

    felcona New Member

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    hello everyone, i'm new here.
    i've been keeping tegu for around 3 years. And i got lot of information from here (and yes i'm a silent reader and never join this forum before).

    long story short, i manage to hibernate my tegus and mating them. on 27th of October, my female laid eggs. 29 in good shape, and 1 in bad shape. i incubate them on 30 C - 31 C. at first day, i tried candling them soon after laid but found nothing inside. now it is the 1st day i'm candling it. since information about tegu eggs is kinda hard to find in internet, i need help in candling those eggs. from what i read here, veins do not show on few days after egg laid. but i need to know if im put the egg facing on the right direction or not, and if those eggs are fertile or not.

    here is picture of my tegu laying eggs
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    here is some of the eggs
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    as for now, i put the eggs facing up like the picture no 3 and 4. i saw some ring but im not sure is it right or not. thank you for your answer, your help is really appreciated. Also im sorry if my english is bad, english is not my mother language.
  2. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hello Felcona,

    In short, I've no experience in it. However, your temp is good. Also, do not turn eggs ever. You'll kill the developing embryo. Be careful then in lifting for candling. Incubation is 2-2.5 mo.
  3. felcona

    felcona New Member

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    @Walter1 thank you for a fast reply. Ok noted.
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  4. felcona

    felcona New Member

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    update on day 2

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  5. Kristi Sanford

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    They look fertile but i would wait about a week or 2 and candle again to be sure the embryo shoild be pretty noticable by then
  6. felcona

    felcona New Member

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    bocacash Member 5 Year Member

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    I would not advise that you candle...due to possibility of damage in handling. What is the point, anyway...incubate them all...fertile will hatch, others will not ! That's what happens naturally. :)
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  9. Kristi Sanford

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    He can candle without handling the eggs
  10. Roxy

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    Hi. I have a question sorry I can’t help I’ve never done it myself. Have you been able to handle your female after her egg laying. ? I’ve heard they can be very aggressive after that and I’m a bit confused. Do they mean aggressive forever. ? My tegus have. When together and enjoy each other I know one day no where soon they might mate but I don’t want to loose my pet to that. Has she been the same with you
  11. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Nest guarding will wear off in a month or so.
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  12. Roxy

    Roxy New Member

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    Do this doesn’t mean I will loose her forever. Lol and also if she mattered one will she need to continue every year. I know he’s in heat or was but she seems shy and always laying under him out he’s always laying on top of her. Thank you so much for everything!
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    No need to breed her yearly. Can separate them.
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    Ok great. Thanx