So I was thinking about shipped eggs the other day and since I had just received some with detached aircells, it occurred to me that one of the reasons a air cell will detach is due to evaporation inside the egg. With a large air cell scrambling is more likely just due to the fact there is more room inside the egg for movement during shipping, hence why shipping freshest eggs possible is preferred I'm currently trying to incubate and hatch some shipped seramas. And part of my thinking process is that shipping is very hard on serama eggs which many believe to be due to the size of the egg. I must admit that some of my eggs had more evaporation than others (this could be shell quality issue or age, idk.) The eggs with the most evaporation had the worst air cells. So based on that experience, is there a reason we do not seal eggs in plastic baggies or try to add some moisture to packaging? It stands to reason, based on my crazy thought process anyway, that if you keep the egg moist it will evaporate less and be less likely to scramble or detach the air cells making hatch rates go higher. Problems with this is that moisture breeds bacteria, eggs are not clean and would possibly move contaminates inside the egg with the egg sucking moisture from outside of itself so there would have to be a way of "sterilizing" the outside of the egg and not pushing contaminates inside the pores. Would like to hear some other thoughts on this. Is there a reason a fertile, non incubated egg needs O2? I'm thinking that I may try with a few of my eggs, putting them in sealed plastic bags and storing for 2 weeks then attempting a hatch. I'm getting 100% hr and fertility, so I know any issues will come down to my storage and age of the egg. If the eggs rot while being stored, then I will come up with some ideas on how to sterilize the exterior of the egg without harming the egg. Maybe a alcohol spritz or something.