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The water test will just tell you that the wiggling one was alive.  That's all.

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post #12 of 13
Yup, it sounds like all but one is dead. Sorry about that. I think your temp was way too low. Fix your incubator and try again.
Edited by Bryam - 3/24/16 at 3:06am
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Originally Posted by imlovinmyskin View Post

Ok... Based on the directions on the awesome float post... I think I may still have viable babies... But before I get too excited can someone look at these pics for me...

They floated..and 6 of them just the air sac was above water. 2 were more sideways than straight up and down but still just a small portion.

One was rocking... Still no peeps

Please look at pics and tell me if I am "reading" them properly[IMG]

 

 

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The water test will just tell you that the wiggling one was alive.  That's all.

What she said.

 

Eggs floating doesn't mean anything. If they float and wiggle independently, that's a sign of life. But it doesn't mean one that you didn't see movement in is positively a dud and it dosen't mean that a sinker is absolutely positively dud (though it usually is.)

Personally, I don't recommend the float test as a tool to know if an egg is still viable.

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