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Re: disappearing eggs
> Hello everyone,
> Ah! Disappearing eggs! I had about 20 or more a. australe gold eggs in a
> yarn mop for a week. They were incubating in a plastic bag in a box and
> this Sun. I was going to try and hatch them out, but mysteriously they
> all (every single one) dissappeared. The eggs were there on Fri. and
> looked fine to me (i'm an amateur, so what's fine to me, might not be
> fine to a pro). Where did they go?
> Thanks ahead of time,
It is likely that they all hatched. If the mop was in water, there should be
babies visible. If it was just damp, in a baggie, it's likely they kicked
Eggs that stay clear (usually amber) eventually start showing dark regions
that develop into eyes. If they turn white and fairly opaque, they are
already dead and will be consumed quickly by bacteria and/or fungus.
Non-annual eggs that are damp-incubated will go ahead and hatch when ready.
They typically don't hold very long while waiting to be dunked.
Wright Huntley -- 650 843-1240 -- 866 Clara Dr. Palo Alto CA 94303
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