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Old 15-06-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default Hatchling upside down/or on its side in shell

Hi Guys,
I have a clutch of eggs that have started to hatch. I candled them again last night and one of the eggs looked different, as in there wasn't a space at the top of the egg. I shone the torch in from the side and it I could see in. I picked the egg up and candled from underneath and I could see the baby was nearly upside down/ or on its side.. I placed it back in the incubator the way it's been sitting all through incubation..
But do I need to turn the egg so the baby is sitting the correct way or shall I leave it till it pips? Or will it pip? Or will it die like this?
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Old 15-06-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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If you can see that it's upsidedown Julia, than I'd turn the egg so that the embryo is back rightsideup. It's hard to breath when upsidedown.

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Old 15-06-2013, 01:22 PM   #3
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I've now turned it to with I think is the right way up. There is a slight orange/red glow underneath now, but I can't see an air space above that like you usually see before they hatch. Any thoughts?
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If the little one was able to turn upsidedown in the egg, that means the inner membrane has been absorbed. It should be hatching very soon.

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