Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    GeckOverlord is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default *Brand New Eggs Denting* Crestie Help Needed


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    I discovered my female crestie laying eggs this morning. She then buried them 2 inches below the surface of the substrate. I took the out a while later and the eggs already had dents in them. The humidity was 90ish so I'm assuming that wasn't the problem. I've read some articles and it sound like it could be a calcium deficit. I really need some advice.

    Thank you in advance.

    P.S Only one picture worked to post, I'll put more in the comments if requested.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    GeckOverlord is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Here is the actual picture of the eggs. Sorry

    Here it is. Sorry about that.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  3. #3
    thorrshamri's Avatar
    thorrshamri is offline Moderator/The French Viking Moderathorr
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Caen,France
    Posts
    2,156
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    These eggs look well calcified...but infertile.
    "Thorr Geckos" private breeder in Normandy.

    Ptenopus kochi + garrulus garrulus, various Uroplatus species, Pachydactylus and Hemidactylus species, Ch. angulifer & turneri , Gehyra marginata, Afroedura loveridgei, Ptyodactylus ragazzi, H. caudicinctus, , Paroedura picta...

    FORUM RULES HERE! PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY, ESPECIALLY NEWCOMERS TO GU! http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...les-rules.html
    Likes Aimless liked this post

  4. #4
    mikew1234 is offline Junior member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Long Island, New York
    Posts
    345
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    It might just be the light. But if they do start to change color or grow mold, that is your problem. Otherwise, the eggs don't look bad at all.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    98
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Beautiful crestie! Congratulations.

  6. #6
    GeckOverlord is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Thank you for the swift replies... I've had my male and female together for 6 months already. She has laid four eggs previously, all of which she tried to bury, then ended up moulding. Although the explanation makes perfect sense because of the mold, why is she laying infertile eggs?

    And thank you WildWildMidwest.
    1.1 Crested Geckos (Rhacodactylus Ciliatus)

    Ask me anything!

    Contact me at GeckOverlord@gmail.com

    GeckOverlord

  7. #7
    Aimless's Avatar
    Aimless is offline Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    2,639
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    sometimes a pairing isn't fertile together. it happens.

    and are you candling immediately after laying? possibly they start out OK and then go bad? what is your incubation method?
    Morelia spilota harrisoni * Liasis fuscus * Liasis mackloti * Liasis mackloti savuensis * Liasis olivaceous olivaceous* Anteresia maculosa * Python regius * Gekko gecko * Correlophus ciliatus * Blaesodactylus boivini

  8. #8
    c81kennedy is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Clearwater ,FL
    Posts
    136
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I get denting when the eggs get too dry.

  9. #9
    GeckOverlord is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I've been candling the past batches and I've found it odd that I could never find the "cheerio". Then they'd mold. I guess theyve probably all been infertile. The previous owner said she was a very successful breeder. I really hope I manage to get some fertile eggs out of them yet. If not, is it unhealthy to have a pair together that lays infertile eggs?
    Thanks again for the responses.
    1.1 Crested Geckos (Rhacodactylus Ciliatus)

    Ask me anything!

    Contact me at GeckOverlord@gmail.com

    GeckOverlord

  10. #10
    thorrshamri's Avatar
    thorrshamri is offline Moderator/The French Viking Moderathorr
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Caen,France
    Posts
    2,156
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    No it's not, as long as you give the female enough assimilable calcium in her diet to catch up with the production of egg shells
    "Thorr Geckos" private breeder in Normandy.

    Ptenopus kochi + garrulus garrulus, various Uroplatus species, Pachydactylus and Hemidactylus species, Ch. angulifer & turneri , Gehyra marginata, Afroedura loveridgei, Ptyodactylus ragazzi, H. caudicinctus, , Paroedura picta...

    FORUM RULES HERE! PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY, ESPECIALLY NEWCOMERS TO GU! http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...les-rules.html
    Likes Aimless liked this post

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •