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Re: Incubation time for C. magnificus
I just recently hatched some Cyn. magnificus after about 4 month.
In an identical batch 3 month old, the eggs had not eyed up yet. The eggs
were stored in semiwet (Nr.3) peat in plastic bags at temperatures around 25
(night) to 30 (day) °C. So 4 month is probably a more realistic incubation
time than 4 weeks. It is also in agreement with the majority of information,
but it is true that I have read much shorter incubation times for C.
I see two possibilities for this: Either 4 weeks was an ASSUMPTION
from an author (taking in account incubation times of 'similar' species, for
example C. fulminantis which has indeed a much shorter incubation time)
which was later quoted from others as a FACT. It is also possible that
indeed 4. weeks have been observed for this species. I would never consider
it as impossible but due to my experience, C. magnificus has a rather long
incubation time and I think that the eggs should be stored at elevated
> Hi All,
> I have seen conflicting info on the incubation tome for Cyn. Magnificus.
> I am sure some one out there must have first hand experience.
> I have read everwhere from 4 weeks to 4 months.
> Any info is appreciated.
> Jim Eller