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Re: Notho egg development
I regularly store my Notho eggs in plastic boxes on the floor, where I
guess they are in the low 70s except when we have heat waves like a coupld
of weeks ago.
My Nothos regularly hatch many months after the "official" incubation
period. For example, I recently hatch N. elongatus, N. melanospilus and N.
jubbi after 9-11 months of incubation. I find this delayed hatching useful
because it allows me to be able to keep more species.
One possible precaution: With N. jubbi I am having problems with
predominance of males and I wonder whether temperature of incubation might
At 03:20 PM 8/30/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>I know people have successfully stored eggs at high temperatures in order to
>accelerate embryo development, but has anyone looked into the possibility of
>storing notho eggs at cool temperatures in order to delay embryo
>development? I don't mean freezing them, but rather storing them at cool
>temperatures (e.g., 50F/10C. ). Something that would produce hatch times in
>the range of 16 to 18 months.
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Barry J. Cooper, Prof. Emeritus, Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University
Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
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