I need egg help!

UKFatties

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Hi,

So basically i am in a bit of a predicament...... the picture below shows two of my eggs and clearly the one on the left is mouldy, infertile (never showed up pink but i incubated anyway just in case) and is smelling so im planning to throw it as im 99.9% sure that is isnt going to hatch as it still has a while to go. Would people say i am making the right decision?

Now since i plan to throw it (and im sure everyone will agree that is the right decision but thought i would get opinions just in case) how do i get rid of it since the egg on the right is 110% fertile ( you can see how pink it is in the pic) so i dont want to risk losing this one. The way i see it there are two options

1, do i remove the mouldy egg and as much as the surrounding vermiculite as possible so that i dont disturb the other egg at all. but then there is a risk the mould may have spread through the vermiculite and could attack the other egg?

OR

2, do i set up another tub, leave it in the incubator to get up to temperature and then move the good egg onto fresh vermiculite so that there is no risk of mould infection. Downside i can see to this is that it may harm the egg if i move it from the environment?

What do i do? Help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks

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Posted this in the general discussion section too then realised it would probably be better in here!
 

acpart

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Just pick up the moldy egg and throw it out. Don't worry about the other one. If it's good the mold won't bother it.

Aliza
 

geckoeyez

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I agree with acpart. The left egg is definetely bad so yes throw it away. There is no way it will hatch. All you have to do is throw away the molded egg. The mold won't "attack" the other egg, it would have to go bad too. If there is still mold in the vermiculite try to remove it just so it is a little cleaner.
 

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