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Hope

I'm not very 'religious' (although I do consider myself spiritual), so you won't often see posts like this.

God finds ways to give you hope when you most need it and somewhere you least expect it.

This morning, when I got up and went to turn on the daytime lights for our big reptile tank (two diurnal anoles and two nocturnal crested geckos), I got the shock of my life. EGGS!!! We always keep a moist hide in there to help with shedding and to provide a place for egg laying should that ever happen. Blizzard and Cyclone are girl and boy, and I've had them quite a while, but this is the first time we've seen eggs. One will probably not do anything because it is slightly dented, but the book says to put it in the hatching container anyway. The other is perfect. They are both the firmer chalky consistency they are supposed to be.

My kids are going to be late for school today, I'm sure. We usually leave about right now. However, before waking them up to get ready, I had to spend time getting a hatching container ready, marking the eggs and transferring them in. I'll have to add a temperature gauge later so I can be sure I'm keeping them at the right temp for hatching.

I'm so excited!!! I know I probably won't be lucky enough to actually hatch anything from the first clutch of eggs, but wouldn't that be cool? It will be nice to have something to keep up hope on for a while.

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georgiaskydiver
Sep. 27th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
Woo Hoo!!!

What fun news. Good luck!
standbackstevie
Sep. 28th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
Awww, that is so cool! Good luck! And if you guys do hatch anything, there better be some pictures.

Big game tonight against "Coach Superior." Let's hope we drill his butt into the ground. War Eagle!
nefri
Sep. 29th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
awwwwww baby gekos!! What do they eat? Awww so cute!
trshtwns01
Sep. 29th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
Crested gecko babies will eat fruit baby food with vitamins and very small worms. Of course, I have to wait another 40-60 days for them to hatch :) Now, I'm just having to keep the vermiculite moist and the container at the right temp.
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