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Egg Stem: What To Do (Update Post-Shed)
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:43 PM   #21
Thats great news my second hatch has a cord i still thank im gonna be stressed to cut it.
Old 06-16-2012, 07:40 PM   #22
Well you certainly don't have to! Place the baby, by itself, on clean misted paper towels and see what it looks like in 12-24 hours. If it's a long stem, and has dried, you can snip it off about a quarter inch from the belly. It may just fall off in that time. That's what usually happens.
Old 07-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #23
This is very helpful for the new breeders

Why isn't this a sticky?
Old 09-25-2013, 01:39 AM   #24
I currently have a hatchling that has a stem attached. I am hoping it dries some and drops off or at least shrivels in the next day or two.

Fingers crossed. It *is* really stressful.
Old 04-28-2020, 08:43 AM   #25
This was the one that worried me last year. You can see the amount protruding through the abdomen is larger than what we typically see. I let it dry a couple days and then snipped it off about a quarter inch from the belly . After the shed, there was a small defect in the abdomen and the stem was gone. After the next shed, the defect was completely closed and undetectable. I'd really prefer they not do this, though!!

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