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    My 3 year old leaoprd gecko just laid her first egg of the season 8 days ago and incubation was going good as usual until one of the eggs started to cave at the bottom. At first I thought it was the humidity being too low but a day later and my other egg is also starting to cave right at the bottom, I've never had this problem before. Any ideas on what could be happening or how to save the eggs?

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    Unless you candled the eggs, it's not definite that they are fertile. In order to get a reasonable answer, we'd need to know:
    what incubator are you using?
    What substrate are the eggs in?
    What kind of box in the incubator are the eggs in?

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    I have candled them. Their fertile. I'm doing 83, 85% humidity inside a deli container with perlite. One egg is completely normal, no dents, while the other is a little yellowed and dented. Maybe it drowned? 20200102_064421.jpg 20200102_064449.jpg
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    Do you have a pinhole in the deli cup (ideally you shouldn't)? Are you using a 1.0 : 0.8 perlite to water ratio? Sometimes even though it initially candles fertile, the embryo isn't viable and the egg collapses. I'm not saying that's happening here, just trying to figure out what may be going on. When I was breeding, it wasn't unusual for the first few clutches not to work out, even with the experienced breeders.

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    I'm using a 1: .9 ratio and 2 pin holes on the side near the bottom . do you think I should keep the egg until it start rotting or shrivels up?
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    I would always keep eggs until they either hatched or rotted. I recommend using a container without pinholes and opening the container for a short time (less than a minute) each week.

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