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Re: Must have Killie Books
Hi Stan, I've incubated Fp. filamentosum eggs in both peat and water. In
peat at around 75 F, they are ready to hatch in 4-5 weeks. You can wait
longer if you wish. I've held them for as long as 3 months and gotten a
As for water incubation, I agree with Tony's suggestion. Unfortunately, for
me, some of the water incubated eggs needed to be force hatched.
I prefer the peat incubation because all of the eggs hatch at once and the
batch is therefore easier to handle, since they're all the same size.
----- Original Message -----
From: <SRosendorf at aol_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2001 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: Must have Killie Books
> Dear Lee,
> Sort of on this subject: I have a few doz Fp filamentosum eggs in water
> a dozen or so on peat; obtained before the parents did the airborne thing.
> can watch the water eggs develop (sort of) and they are now 6 wks along.
> Terceira gives 5-7 wks on peat and 25-35 days in water. Warner avoids
> and gives 3 mos incubation time.
> What is generally accepted and could you and anyone with experience give
> some idea?
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