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Re: Artificial Hatching



Quite possibly but why would the worms travel about 1 foot to the egg? They
must be eating something off the egg. I watched the last egg as the worms
were clouded around it. The egg was getting tumbled around by the worms. It
was actually rotating while they nibbled at it. Atleast this is my theory of
what exactly happens. I may be wrong but this method has proven to be
successful for me.


----- Original Message -----
From: "George & Melanie Caruso" <caraway at erienet_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2003 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: Artificial Hatching


> I have used this method to hatch stubborn eggs for the last few years with
good
> results in most cases. I never really thought the worms were eating the
eggs . I
> always thought it was because they created some extra pressure on the eggs
> becuase of a lack of oxygen in the container. Something like blowing in a
> container and putting the lid on. I have used this method as well.
> George
>
> Steve Thomas wrote:
>
> > Actually I just came to a conclusion. If you let it sit the eggs hatch
> > faster. I just noticed that the microworms hover around the eggs. I
beleive
> > they are actually eating the egg shell. I tested this theory by putting
an
> > egg in a 1.5 gallon shoe box and put a pinch of microworms in with the
egg.
> > They all found there way to the egg and formed a huge cloud around the
egg.
> > The egg hatched within minutes.
> >
> > So as I said I think the microworms are actually eating the egg shell.
> > Anybody else wish to expirement this with me?
> >
> > For now I'm not shaking the eggs anymore and everytime I turn around 2-3
> > more are hatched.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Steve Thomas" <steve at nixhosting_com>
> > To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> > Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2003 12:00 PM
> > Subject: Artificial Hatching
> >
> > > Today I was going through my eggs and some hatched. So the ones that
> > didn't
> > > I decide to put some microworms in a bag with them and shake it up for
a
> > > few. Needless to say all the eggs hatched. The microworm trick surely
does
> > > work :) . Just thought I would share with everyone.
> > >
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