View Full Version : Urgent advice needed

02-13-2006, 02:43 AM
I have just discovered two clutches of eggs in my Nephrurus levis tank. The set up is a glass tank with 3" of hard sand on the bottom.
Until today I had a foam base under the tank, but removed it and can see two clutches of eggs on the glass from underneath.
These may have been there as long as four, even 5 weeks and have been there at least 2 weeks.
Should I remove them to my incubator or leave them?
Room temps are around 28-34C and no heating is applied.

02-13-2006, 02:46 AM
i would remove them.

02-13-2006, 02:56 AM
Hi Magpie

Personally if you can remove them without upsetting the position they are currently in, e.g. dont turn the eggs, then I would. Do you have an incubator?

Reason for moving are:

1) Adults may move or damage eggs when digging.
2) Inadequate moisture - is the substrate moist where they are?
3) Room temp of 34 degrees is to high for my liking. Generally incubate in an incubator at 26-28 degrees I reacon.
4) Crickets or anything may get at them.

If you move them without turning them from their current laid position & put them in an incubator at 26-28 degrees. First put them in a air tight container with vermuculite/water @ 1.1 by weight, then I would do it.

More reasons to do it, than not to do it.

My thoughts & opinion only - you may wanna see what other forum members suggest.



02-13-2006, 03:12 AM



As you can see, one egg is fairly stuck to the bottom.
I won't be able to do it till tomorrow anyway as I don't have a tub ready to put the vermiculite in.
the incubator is running at 27.5C nicely.

02-13-2006, 04:29 AM
Hiya Magpie

You are in Australia arent you?

Hey if 1 x is stuck to the bottom well & true, then dont try to move it as it may break - you will know just by a slight, and I mean slight touch if it is gonna move. If no go put some sand on it and put a small plastic container with maybe 1 x pin hole in it over the top so it cant be damaged by the adults or crickets.


02-13-2006, 06:46 AM
Congrats on the eggs. Even if you found these ones too late, at least you know your geckos are breeding. Ari's advice sounds top to me.


Ken Bartenfeld
02-13-2006, 09:43 AM
They honeslty look like they could be good, im sure the gecko found the best spot in the tank for them, gotta remember...maybey ou could jsut leave the two there and they might hatch.

02-13-2006, 08:07 PM
I gave in and moved them.
2 look good, the one that appeared to be stuck had in fact been punctured. It had been fertile, there was blood vessels in there but something had put a hole in one end and it had curdled.

Ken Bartenfeld
02-13-2006, 08:29 PM

Poor thing...