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Old 04-29-2022, 05:43 PM   #11
MISS.SB
Sorry for the slow reply She passed away she had a huge blood clot Iím devastated hence the slow reply. Iím going to have her preserved.


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Old 04-30-2022, 01:56 AM   #12
hypnoctopus
Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that!
 
Old 05-08-2022, 11:13 AM   #13
Caryl
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs.

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Old 05-08-2022, 11:24 AM   #14
MISS.SB
Thanks very much!


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Old 05-08-2022, 11:27 AM   #15
Caryl
Were you able to salvage those early eggs?

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Old 05-08-2022, 08:19 PM   #16
MISS.SB
The one she laid on the 15th is the one pearly white thatís looking beautiful. The rest didnít make it, they all had embryos but they didnít look calcified and unfortunately they all started to smell bad and look bad so one by one when I was sure they wasnít good I froze them just to make sure.
Now I donít know if this is something thatís possible, but I know my incubator is perfect Iíve got three other clutches in it at the moment, so Iím wondering ifÖ when Iíve marked the eggs if due to them not having that calcified layer if the ink had seeped into the egg and poisoned them? Just because I cut one to see if I could figure what was going on and I could see what looked like a little ink inside. Because all other parameters were exactly the same other than the rest not having the calci layer or if they simply wouldnít have made it anyway. It seems it was just never meant to be.
Like I said Iím going to preserve her and obviously the one beautiful egg shall be kept theyíre my special little baby.


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Old 05-08-2022, 09:37 PM   #17
Caryl
Oh, I'm so happy to learn that you've at least got one egg from your treasured girl! I hope this baby is healthy, sttong, and a great eater.

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Now I donít know if this is something thatís possible, but I know my incubator is perfect Iíve got three other clutches in it at the moment, so Iím wondering ifÖ when Iíve marked the eggs if due to them not having that calcified layer if the ink had seeped into the egg and poisoned them?
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I hate to say so, but yes, that's a distinct possibility. The only thing that should be used to mark the eggs is a pencil. I'm sorry.


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Old 05-08-2022, 10:33 PM   #18
MISS.SB
Oh really.. in all the years Iíve never heard that and all other breeders I know all use a sharpie type pen. Iíll certainly keep that in mind though and have a chat with other breeders about it.


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Old 05-08-2022, 11:10 PM   #19
Caryl
Snake eggs are gas- and water-permeable, so anything water soluble can penetrate the shell and expose the occupant to potentially harmful chemicals. Some say that a water-soluble marker like those for children is harmless; I haven't seen any scientific data either way on this, so I err on the side of caution. Sharpies are called "permanent marker" but there are things which can partially or completely dissolve their inks.
Here's a link to an article about some of the potential dangers of Sharpie-type inks to humans. It's logical that these dangers could be magnified in a developing embryo of any species.

https://www.thoughtco.com/sharpie-tattoo-safety-3975986

When I started breeding the standard wisdom said to use only pencil... Using a pencil is still absolutely the safest option. (Of course, one shouldn't use a super-sharp pencil which could scratch the shell.)
Again, I'm so sorry for your loss. I really hope you get a healthy baby from your girl's remaining egg!

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Old 05-08-2022, 11:42 PM   #20
MISS.SB
No, really thank you! Iíll certainly switch to using pencil for safety then if I need to mark any eggs.
Itíll be due to hatch around 14th June so Iíll most likely post updates when it has hatched


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