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Incubation

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To properly develop the eggs, an incubator is needed. You need to have this setup well before the eggs are laid. A small aquarium or large plastic container are good choice s for the incubator. Place a heat source inside the the container. You can either use a heating cable, lamp or an incandescent bulb. Every lizards eggs needs a different temperature, and all have different incubation periods. Place the eggs in a smaller container, one that can fit into your incubator. It needs a substrate, and vermiculite is recommended.

Transferring

While it is important to leave the lizard alone while she is laying her eggs, you must know where the clutch has been buried. Once you locate the eggs, remove the clutch from the substrate, Be very careful here. Lizard eggs have semi-soft shells, and can be broken if you do not show caution. Also be careful not to change the position of the eggs from the nesting location to the incubator. Rotating the eggs can be harmful to the embryo inside. Once the eggs are in the container, make sure the lid or top is securely closed. Put the container into the incubator.

You must periodically check the eggs for several reasons. You should be checking for proper temperature, dampness, and molding eggs. Bad eggs will be discolored and may have fuzz over them. Remove these eggs immediately. You must also make sure the dampness levels are maintained, to ensure proper humidity.

 
 
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