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Kevin McRae
09-07-2006, 02:42 PM
Hi, can anyone here who have had fan foot eggs let me know the duration of the incubation and the incubation temperature. I can't find much info on the duration.

I have mine in the cage uncovered. Mine are on day 54, but I imagine they won't hatch for atleast 60-70 days a the earliest. They are incubating at a fluctuating temperture of 75-88.


miss libby
09-07-2006, 04:33 PM
Are these moths?

09-07-2006, 04:36 PM
Hey Kevin,
The incubation time varies when Ptyodactylus eggs are left in situ. This is definitely the easiest way to 'incubate' though. I've had them hatch anywhere between 55 and 80 days depending on the temps in my gecko room during that time. Later in the season, when it drops back down to a daytime high of around 80F in the gecko room, they take longer to hatch...makes sense I guess :D
Most hatch between 60 and 70 days though, just as you had guessed. Eggs laid later in the year are more prone to stall at partial development and die while still in th egg. I'm assuming this has to do with depletion of nutrients in the females over the breeding season as they produce quite a few eggs with little time between clutches.
Hope this info helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Kevin McRae
09-07-2006, 04:38 PM
Thanks. Hopefully the eggs are still good, I'm sure they are. I'll let you know if they hatch.

Thanks. :)

the moof
09-07-2006, 05:17 PM
no misslibby, they are geckos ;)

09-10-2006, 11:38 AM
My guttatus eggs usually take around 90-100 days to hatch with highs in the 90's and drops to the 70's at night. A steady temp will cook em quicker, but its hard unless they lay on a small rock that you can put in an incubater