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Re: "black rachovii
>>Since I've now got some peat from your N. rachovii 'Biera (is that how
>>you spell this)' what date should I put on it........do I even have a
>>chance of 9-10 weeks? I realize this if Florida....but they are not
>>over heated other than 77 degrees constant. The obvious answer is to
>>just try it, I can't really hurt the eggs I guess....just redry and go
>>about my business, but I really wanted to speak with you about this but
>>you were awfully busy at the convention. I guess that I am asking if I
>>may be doing something, unknowngly that is speeding up the "dry" time,
>>or is the other rachovii just "aquariumnized" after all of these
>>years.....course that brings up other questions......such as how long
>>does it take to do that etc.
>It takes mine about 7 months and then probably a better hatch on the
>next wetting. They are stored in an incubator at 77 degrees.
the heading of this message is Black Rachovii, but the Beira locality is
for "normal" N. rachovii, either the Beira '91 collection or the Beira '98.
In my experience the 91 locality eggs require about 6 months incubation.
For the Beira 98, if you got a pair of those and have eggs, try 3-4 months,
as F1 eggs usually require less incubation time. If you collect your eggs
frequently, hence have peat that has not had a chance to become anaerobic
you might get incubation times less than usual. As you say, you can wet the
peat and see if you get a hatch. You might risk getting a few belly sliders
if the wetting is premature. You can also try to find the eggs before
wetting to see if they are eyed up in significant numbers.