Iguana Egg Incubater

Things you will need:

  1. 10 gallon tank
  2. Plastic shoe box with lid
  3. Vermiculite
  4. Submersible fish tank heater
  5. Two bricks
  6. Two thermometers
  7. Spray bottle
  8. Sheet of glass big enough to cover the top of the tank

Steps you will follow:

  1. Get a clean 10 gallon tank and place two bricks on the bottom of it. The space between the two bricks should be about the same as the plastic shoe box’s width.
  2. Fill the plastic shoe box with vermiculite deep enough for the eggs to be 3/4 buried. Don’t allow the eggs to touch the bottom of the shoe box. Leave some extra vermiculite under the eggs so this won’t happen.
  3. Place a thermometer on each side of the shoe box. This makes sure that all sections in the shoe box are the correct temperature. Iguana eggs should be incubated between 87-92 degrees F.
  4. Put a submersible fish tank heater on the back wall of the tank and set it to the correct temperature.
  5. Fill the tank a half inch with warm water.
  6. Cover the container and place it on the two bricks.
  7. Cover the tank with a sheet of glass (vette had a hardware store cut him a correct sized piece for about $5.00).
  8. Mist the eggs with a spray bottle 3-4 times a week. Use store bought water, not tap water.
  9. Check the eggs daily. Try not to touch them and don’t turn them. This may cause the yolk to crush the embryo. Dented or moldy eggs should be removed immediately or they will infect the other eggs.

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