Results of Overheating Incubator

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  1. Wild~Touch

    Wild~Touch Very Well-Known Member

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    IMG_0047.jpg In the recent extreme hot weather here in Qld. the incubator overheated

    3 thickies hatched alive and well :) yet to be seen what else survived

    All angle headed dragon eggs perished :(

    1 wheeleri hatched is alive and well but his brother didn't hatch- see pics below

    I have heaps of thickie eggs and wheeleri eggs and ring tailed eggs still to hatch ...be interesting to see what actually survived the overheating issue
     

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    Add some pics!
     
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    As sad as it is those pics are quite cool. Sorry for your loss.
     
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    Bummer, Sandi ~B~
     
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    That sucks Sandee :(
     
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    im im thinking of getting a southern angle headed dragon hatchling how do you know its a healthy one?

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    IMO...If it is alert + active and has a little fat belly should be OK
    Good Luck they are interesting to keep

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    Thanks Umbral

    Sad but interesting to see how they fit inside the egg this one looks so close to hatching, hey!
     
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    A few years back when we had some very hot weeks I also had my incubator overheat.
    Very disapointing to wait so long for ridge tail monitors to hatch and then they all fail.
    The one I opened, like your gecko was almost perfectly formed.
    My incubator is a converted (working) bar fridge. Since that happened I added a cooling thermostat to the fridge part and it kicks in to cool as needed.
    It has been running for short periods this summer and temps have been kept stable.
     
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    Yes it is disappointing when they are perfect but for taking a breath :(

    Your cooling idea sounds good...usually I put an ice brick in the incubator when extreme heat is predicted ... but negected to do so as I was out grocery shopping :(

    2 more thickies hatched this morning so they must be tough little buggas
     
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    how long should you leave your uv light on for southern angle headed dragons please reply to me!!! and what voltage!!!!!

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    They where very interesting photos, educational in fact.
    Sorry for your loss though.
     
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