The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store


Hatching babies ?

This is a discussion on Hatching babies ? within the Axolotl Eggs, Larvae & Breeding forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; My eggs are 20 days old. They are wiggling away furiously (I've just spent an hour watching them :) ) ...

Axolotl Eggs, Larvae & Breeding Eggs everywhere, how did that happen? Will it be albino or wildtype?

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By madink
  • 1 Post By Martin21114

Reply

 

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 28th June 2012   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 121
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 4
Rep: madink is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Hatching babies ?

My eggs are 20 days old. They are wiggling away furiously (I've just spent an hour watching them :) ) so my question is - are they about to hatch? Do they eat the egg yolk when they have hatched OR the 24 hrs before they break free?

Very anxious, it has been A LONG TIME coming. I can see tiny gills, eyes & little bellies.

Thanks



madink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th June 2012   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 121
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 4
Rep: madink is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Hatching babies ?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1340848928.718280.jpg Here's a picture - bit blurry sorry



madink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th June 2012   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Aidan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 34
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Aidan is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

What temp is the water, you can sliced the open yourself with your fingernail, but that's your decision, I leave the to hatch, when they do they don't need fed between 24-48 hours due to the egg yolk being absorbed thought there skin and also the mouths haven't fully develope so try around 32 hours?

Also have some brineshrimp ready for them, unlike me which had to use the final resort



Aidan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th June 2012   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 121
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 4
Rep: madink is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Hatching babies ?

Thanks Aiden no I don't think I want to open them - to small. Going to set my food up today & hope someone breaks out of their egg



madink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th June 2012   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 121
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 4
Rep: madink is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Hatching babies ?

OMG ... I HAVE ONE BABY HATCHED - yeah



madink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th June 2012   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Aidan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 34
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Aidan is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Congrats lol, yes make sure the food is all set up, once you filter the brine shrimp and put in for feeding (make sure it's a small container) they will evade it then realise its a kill



Aidan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th June 2012   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Martin21114's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 387
Gallery Images: 24
Comments: 3
Rep: Martin21114 has given consistently good advice and informationMartin21114 has given consistently good advice and informationMartin21114 has given consistently good advice and informationMartin21114 has given consistently good advice and information
Default Re: Hatching babies ?

How are your tweakers, any new dinks hatch? I'm raising some juvenile sI jatched from Zaria's eggs. I can't wait for my axies to breed

Have fun with your babies and take good care of 'em!



Martin21114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th June 2012   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 121
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 4
Rep: madink is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Hatching babies ?

they are popping out all over the place lol. My bbs hatched & the babies are having their 1st meal - well I think they are? I have to get a magnifying glass cause I can't see them



madink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th June 2012   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Martin21114's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 387
Gallery Images: 24
Comments: 3
Rep: Martin21114 has given consistently good advice and informationMartin21114 has given consistently good advice and informationMartin21114 has given consistently good advice and informationMartin21114 has given consistently good advice and information
Default Re: Hatching babies ?

look for a little spot of orange in the larvae's belly. That's how you can tell it's full of brine shrimp



Martin21114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th June 2012   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 121
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 4
Rep: madink is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Hatching babies ?

Well I've been sitting for an hour but I can't see any sign of them eating. I swished the water a couple of times but I can't see any that look "full"



madink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th June 2012   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Martin21114's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 387
Gallery Images: 24
Comments: 3
Rep: Martin21114 has given consistently good advice and informationMartin21114 has given consistently good advice and informationMartin21114 has given consistently good advice and informationMartin21114 has given consistently good advice and information
Default Re: Hatching babies ?

when they eat they just kind of twitch a little.



Martin21114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th June 2012   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 121
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 4
Rep: madink is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Hatching babies ?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1341063445.754845.jpg my little nursery :)



madink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th June 2012   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
Martin21114's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 387
Gallery Images: 24
Comments: 3
Rep: Martin21114 has given consistently good advice and informationMartin21114 has given consistently good advice and informationMartin21114 has given consistently good advice and informationMartin21114 has given consistently good advice and information
Default Re: Hatching babies ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by madink View Post
Attachment 23555 my little nursery :)

Looks good. I used to feed and change the water in mine 2x/day. I'd add brine shrimp in the morning before work and depending on how they looked when i got home I either changed the water and added more brine shrimp, or left them until the morning and cleaned them then. I tried to make sure they always had food and clean water around the clock. I didn't always see mine eat either, but after a couple days or 24 hour access to baby shrimp they had orange bellies.



Martin21114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2012   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 121
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 4
Rep: madink is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Hatching babies ?

Thanks Martin, that sounds like a better idea maybe I didn't flood them with enough food.



madink is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

LinkBack
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Babies are hatching, how long should this take? Rhandi Claxton Axolotl Eggs, Larvae & Breeding 18 29th August 2011 06:51
They're Hatching!!! swimupstream Axolotl Eggs, Larvae & Breeding 6 20th July 2011 11:43
hatching babies georgecrow Axolotl Eggs, Larvae & Breeding 3 28th November 2008 23:43
N. v. louisianensis eggs are hatching. What is the best why to raise the babies? don North American Newts (Notophthalmus & Taricha) 1 10th June 2006 15:32
Axol & Charlotte's babies are hatching ros Axolotl Eggs, Larvae & Breeding 6 22nd August 2005 16:24


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:35.