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Cuttle Egg update

nezw0001

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I was thinking that we needed a thread updating the list of the progress of Cuttlegirls eggs as they progress. I am the MN recipient and here is my day 1 update

The eggs arrived yesterday at about 1:30pm. The bags felt a little cold and I rushed them home. Their starting water temp out of the bag was 62 degrees. I did a slow acclimatization and got them in the tank in the net breeder in about 3 hours. They still look great and I think with a flashlight I can see and embryo. I am hoping that the cold temps didn't hurt them, though cold is certainly better than too hot. I have had good luck with sps corals that got a little cold by doing a slow acclimatization. Once I get my computer at home working again I will post some pictures
 

nezw0001

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Still no new progress. How do I know if they are OK. They are still basically black I do think I can see something inside but just barely since the eggs are so dark. How long should they take to hatch?
 
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The best thing to keep the tank dark and try not to disturb them as this will cause premature hatching. As long as they are "plump" they are good if they die the egg tunic will start to break apart.
 

nezw0001

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They all hatched yesterday. They look really great, I can't believe that they can change color already. I gave them some mysis and they appear to be eating. I will know more when I get home from work today.
 

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