Our super hypo tangerine carrot-tail hatchlings of 2017 have arrived! These two leopard gecko clutch-mates hatched within the same day. We caught one of them with just her head out of the egg, it was so cute.
Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot-tail Hatchlings of 2017
Initially we waited for awhile to see if she would come out of the egg on her own. When she didn’t, we took the opportunity for a photo shoot. Here’s a pic of this cute super hypo tangerine carrot-tail hatchling still in the egg, on the palm of my hand.
And here she is right after she slipped out of the egg. We have a beautiful, healthy leopard gecko hatchling!
Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot-tail Hatchlings – Leopard Gecko Genetics
A week ago, we posted about a super giant raptor male hatching. We showed you a picture of an egg that looked like it was ready to pop next to the raptor hatchling. The good news is the egg did break open, a healthy bandit hatchling did come out of the egg. Here’s a picture of the hatchling that came out:
But what’s strange is that one egg down below, with what it would appear a gecko’s nose sticking out of it. When I saw it, I thought the gecko was in the process of breaking out of the egg. So I put the cup back inside the incubator, and left it for a few more hours.
When I came back to check on the egg again, there was no progress, the egg looked exactly the same as before. That’s when I thought I had a dead hatchling, one that died before making out of the egg. So I took the egg out for a closer look. Continue reading “Hatchling Happenings – Saving a life”
In a typical breeding season, July is usually when your females stop ovulating and start eating again. This is also roughly the time when most breeders are listing their hatchlings and juveniles that are ready to be shipped. For us here at OnlineGeckos.com, this isn’t a typical breeding season for us. Our females for some reason decided to breed late this year, and many of them are still laying eggs.
While our bold Bandit breeding group had a good jump start, majority of our other breeding projects have started late this season. We currently have about 30 eggs in the incubator, many of which would take another 30 days before they hatch. But, better late than never. Two weeks ago we posted a picture of a beautiful super giant raptor female that hatched. Today we had another super giant raptor hatch, this time a male. Take a look at this beautiful gecko.
How can you tell if the eggs you are incubating are fertile or not?
There’s a method called “leopard gecko egg candling”. It’s simply to shine a light on the egg to see if the egg gives off a pink/red color or not. A fertile egg will usually give off a pink, reddish look on the inside. It’s an indication that there’s something growing inside. Here’s an example from one of our eggs, this egg has been incubating for 30 days now.