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Hi I have finally got my eggs from the breeder and I got most the necessary things for them but the brine shrimp eggs that I ordered won't come until Monday, according to the person that i got the eggs from they were laid last week is there a way to slow down the hatching time until I am able to get the brine shrimp and hatchery all set up also how much water do you keep the eggs in I have read through the web pages available and couldn't find an answer. Also how do you tell that an egg is a dud? Sorry for all the questions this is my first time attempting to hatch eggs.
 

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Any eggs that arent beaning or look fuzzy are duds.

Keep the eggs in your coolest room with a fan on them - Mine take 2-3 weeks to hatch - the warmer they are the faster they hatch.
 

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Any eggs that arent beaning or look fuzzy are duds.

Keep the eggs in your coolest room with a fan on them - Mine take 2-3 weeks to hatch - the warmer they are the faster they hatch.
They are in my room at the moment at around 18 °C how deep should the water be. There are some that are sorta round like a bean and some that are more straightened out.
 

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if straightened out they are the larva
any still round or misshapen should be culled

about 1 inch of water and not crowded

18 will cause them to develop quite fast
 

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if straightened out they are the larva
any still round or misshapen should be culled

about 1 inch of water and not crowded

18 will cause them to develop quite fast
Thank you if I post a pic could you help me out with telling them apart I don't know if I said this already but they were laid about a week ago.
 

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Still beaning you have about 7-14 days until hatch

Do not remove any yet - they are all trying to develop.

If in a week there are ones still more round than long and slender then remove those ones
 

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Still beaning you have about 7-14 days until hatch

Do not remove any yet - they are all trying to develop.

If in a week there are ones still more round than long and slender then remove those ones
Ok thanks a bunch 🐱 are they ok if they move around a little like if I knock the table they are on??
 
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