In the Brooder
- Sep 3, 2014
I've got a 10 gallon aquarium inside a 20 gallon aquarium with reflective foam insulation between the two. A blue reptile heat lamp suspended from the lid. I just can't get the temp to stay regular! I raise and lower the tray of eggs, I open or close the lid. The first night the eggs were in the temp was 101 when I went to bed, and 95 when I woke up. The next night, after wrapping a blanket around the tank, it was 101 in the pm and 105 in the am. I tried replacing the heat lamp with a regular bulb and it was 100 the third night, third morning 96. I replaced the bulb with the heat lamp again, and now its up to 101.3 with the lid partly open. Are my eggs dead already? Should I keep incubating them for another day or two to see? The eggs have been in there almost 72 hours. Should I scrap the aquarium idea? I was just trying to use what I had on hand.