- Mar 4, 2013
Alright! Thank you so much, a definite of going ahead and doing it is a bit more comforting. I am just organizing my tools now that I might need: I have sterile needles from the hospital, a regular q-tip cotton bud, and hand sterilized with metholated spirits and water: a regular thin pin and two pairs of tweezers (one is small and precise but pointy and the other is flat, but larger).GAH!!!! Ok, you MUST lift just a teeny corner of the pipped shell so you can KNOW it has air. Then mist it once with a spray bottle of water and return to hand-sitting.
Yes, this is enough that I couldn't lurk any longer without speaking up...best of luck, and hope it goes well. I'll be back in about 2 hours. Wish I could come help!!
I also have some sterilized water from the hospital (I gave my dad in house paliative care two years ago, so I have a lot of left over medical supplies) without saline, so that might be good to use if I need to moisten the membrane I thought.
Re misting, should I mist the egg directly, or just use the q-tip? I can bump the humidity in my little tank up to 90% easily and momentarily if needed (native humidity here in Australia is about 70% today) Inside the tank it's currently sitting on about 83% at the moment because I removed the dish full of water (drowning risk overnight, I thought) and replaced it with a paper towel instead, so I'm trying to re-stablise it.
I'll start cleaning myself up to get ready to lift the pip open a bit. ahhhh. Thank you everyone for your advice, I'm very scared but I hope I can help this egg!