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Egg Stem: What To Do (Update Post-Shed)
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:38 PM   #11
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Great info! I never thought of snipping them, I put mine in a deli with very moist paper towel and change the paper towel twice daily to keep it very clean and I've never had one last more than 2 days doing that they usually fall off or suck them in within this time. It's great to see people sharing their "solutions" to common issues
Old 06-04-2012, 03:55 AM   #12
very informing! Thank you Nanci for making this thread!
Old 06-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #13
Excellent thread, Nanci. I still get nervous about pippies with the cords on, because I had one that disembowelled itself in a tub with just damp papertowel, I'd never heard of trimming it before
Old 06-04-2012, 10:13 AM   #14
Duct tape. That will fix it.*

*I am totally kidding!!
Old 06-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #15
Here is a photo of the hatchling's "belly button" on the day he shed.
Old 06-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #16
Here's the baby recovering from the indignity of being held on his back for a photo!
Old 06-10-2012, 12:59 PM   #17
Good news!
Old 06-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #18
I have seen a baby pulling the cord out more when it got stuck somewhere once, than I decided to cut it off in and do that immediately in future cases, which I have succesfully done at a way larger protruding stem (gap measuring about 4/5 inch). Try to avoid veins. I think if you would cut a vein, you could burn it to close or tie it up. I don't think they can feel pain in the cord/stem.
Old 06-10-2012, 01:31 PM   #19
You could probably actually tie dental floss around it close to the abdomen, and then snip it. I't still give it a few hours to reduce/absorb/dry out, first.
Old 06-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #20
Great idea Nanci!

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