Good morning everyone!!!!
Look what I found in my incubator this morning - the world's newest little Aloha Naked Neck:
Another one (the one with the original pip) is zipping.
Oh goodness, I have so many people to thank (gets out folded piece of paper and hopes she doesn't get cut off by the orchestra)...
In all seriousness:
First and foremost, @Sally Sunshine for her excellent shipped egg information, such that I'm getting live birds hatching from this mess:
@LocalYokel for patiently helping me figure out the direction I should turn the saddled air cells (with pictures!!!)
@Ur-ur-ur-urrr for helping me stop the too-fast growth of their air cells (along with Sally, of course), and also confirming that the increased humidity was doing its job and to leave it at 50% until hatch
@gotro17 for not only giving me so much hope for my shipped eggs with crazy air cells, but also pointing out that when hatching upright, it's good to alternate spaces in the carton to give the babies a place to "flop" out into (which I totally would not have thought of). This baby is happily moving from empty cup to empty cup. I set them up like this based on your photo/info:
Everyone who has posted info about successful hatches that just run a little late. (For that matter, everyone who has posted anything - I've learned from it all!)
And FINALLY, we circle back to Sally, where I specifically thank her for the first part of her "assisted hatch" article where she puts in big, red, bold letters:
DO NOT RUSH THE HATCH!
(I'm sure I'm forgetting someone, but thank you all!!!!)
I'm off to go look at the cutie again and see how the zipping is going.
- Ant Farm