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Found Mystery Eggs!! Bizzare!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by suzettex5, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    California
    Wondering if anyone might know what layed these weird eggs. I think they are some kind of amphibian, frog or salamander.

    They are about the size of a half carat diamond, oval shaped, but with a weird pointy almost tailish end. We found a bunch of them while overturning rocks looking for worms for our chickens (it was a race to grab them before our chooks gobbled them up!). They were in a moist area, but not in water. We have had them in a small bowl, on top of a wet paper towel, with plastic wrap all the way around it. (holes poked for air in plastic)

    We have had them about a week, and today, we noticed little embryos in them!!! They are white so far (remember, the eggs themselves are crystal clear) and the emryos are moving! Barely the size of half a grain of white rice uncooked. We just have the bowl on the counter of our kitchen.

    We have small tree frogs out here, and I dont know about salamanders or other critters. I dont think they are insect eggs, definatly not spider eggs, maybe jerusalem crickets? I have NO idea! Any help would be appreciated.

    BTW, my camera is still busted, so I cant post a pic right now.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not know but I M SOOO INTRESTED. Here is a bump. Hope someone can help
     
  3. xenorph

    xenorph Out Of The Brooder

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    probably lizard eggs

    dunno what kind of lizards you've got in cali but skinks and anoles lay eggs kind of like that
     
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  4. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    California
    Hmmm, I thought lizards layed eggs with a shell? These eggs are totally see-through and soft. Like a raindrop. I'll have to look up lizard eggs, we do have lots of lizzards around here.
     
  5. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am pretty sure snail eggs are shaped like that! i am about 90 percent sure what you found was snail or slug eggs.
     
  6. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    Did you find them in or by a body of water. Or burried in the ground. They sound like eggs from some sort of amphibian, like a salamander most likely.
     
  7. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    California
    Quote:AH HA!!! I think you may be right!! I forgot we find ALOT of humungous slugs around here, and near where we found the eggs! Oh my gosh, we're incubating PESTS!!

    This is tooo funny! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    We're still gonna let them develop, and see how far they make it. My son keeps begging to keep whatever hatches as his personal pets.... I might just let him!! hee hee!! [​IMG]
     
  8. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    California
    Quote:They were just kinda under a big rock in our planter. The dirt was moist, but no water was collected anywhere near them. They werent buried, or in water, just kinda all clumped together under the rock. I think they may be slug eggs (as boykin 2010 said), it seems the most plausible right now. Would still be very cool if they did turn out to be frogs or salamanders, but right now the embryos look like tadpoles, big eyes, bulbous head, fishy looking tail. I wonder what the incubation time is?
     
  9. Harrietsmum

    Harrietsmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:AH HA!!! I think you may be right!! I forgot we find ALOT of humungous slugs around here, and near where we found the eggs! Oh my gosh, we're incubating PESTS!!

    This is tooo funny! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    We're still gonna let them develop, and see how far they make it. My son keeps begging to keep whatever hatches as his personal pets.... I might just let him!! hee hee!! [​IMG]

    If they are slugs then you are incubating chicken food, not pests.
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Dang! Aint you got a camera, woman??!! I wanna seeeeee
     

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