Sally, those shipped eggs that I got were covered in broken egg, and some had poo on them as well. I followed the washing eggs info that you linked for me (I think from someone else, but still in your info) - used bleach and water in a big Pyrex measuring cup, and used the microwave and instant read thermometer to keep the water temp between 100-115F (reheating bleach water as necessary). Gently washed each one and dried. Still don't know how the hatch will do (on day 12 right now), but no smells, no sappy eggs, and development on day 7 for all except two bad detached rollers. So maybe you could try that?
- Ant Farm
That sounds like a good idea.