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    A few question about crested gecko eggs:
    Our rescued cresties female was housed with a male before we got her about 2 months ago. She is about 2 years old. She laid 2 nice white eggs in her lay box (we provided this for her as we know they lay eggs every month even if infertile) and we decided to see if they were viable. We put the in a Tupperware container with slightly wet vermiculite and a humidity gauge. I was surprised when my daughter who is studying cresties did not put very much water at all in the vermiculite. I mean a very small amount of water. The humidity is about 80% in the container and there is slight condensation on the sides of the container. The humidity so far has stayed consistently 80% without any additional water. There is a small hole we can open up if we need to but we typically keep it shut and instead opening the entire container for air every 3 days. We are in a very dry environment (Colorado). We are on day 9. Both eggs have red Cheerios when candles. Temp where they are stored fluxuates between 69-72 degrees.
    My questions are is the humidity too high? How long do you give them air for? And how many months should we prepared to have viable eggs laid by our rescued female? Female rescued from the habitat with the male in December. Daughter is giving the female Pangea and crickets dusted with calcium because she says they lose calcium when laying because it goes to the eggs. Any idea of incubation time? And finally how often do we check on the eggs? We don't move them. Daughter kept them the side up they were laid and labeled them.
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    I don't breed cresties (though I'm trying this season), but I do breed gargs. If you keep the lid closed except to open about once a week for less than a minute for air exchange, and there continues to be condensation on the sides, the humidity is probably fine. Based on my experience with the gargs, at your incubation temps it will probably be around 3 months or so before they hatch

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