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Old 01-27-2017, 01:31 PM
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So, I think I have the answer but I guess I just am hoping for positive news instead; are these eggs viable?

It looks like there is some type of morphing going on in a few eggs but the ones that are cloudy are obviously infertile.

Can i get some positive affirmation or is it all bad news =(

This is the first clutch I've seen, with a total of 8 eggs, but hope it's not the last. I've not had ANY experience with dart frogs eggs, no matter the genus, so it's all new and exciting!

Sorry, I lost my canon camera lens extension tubes which would make the pictures much clearer.

basically, on the picture to the right, the eggs on the left look like there's some morphing occuring but I'm not sure. They've been in there at least 2 weeks.
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Hi CaptnMayo,
I am far from an expert in pums, but these don't look viable to me :-( The goo around the eggs of viable clutches usually stays clear for me. Maybe I am interpreting the pictures wrong and maybe someone else with more experience with pums will say differently. Regardless, if this is early in the frogs' career of breeding, the good news is that they will probably get better at it over time. I would view the fact that they tried at all to be very good news.

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So, I think I have the answer but I guess I just am hoping for positive news instead; are these eggs viable?

It looks like there is some type of morphing going on in a few eggs but the ones that are cloudy are obviously infertile.

Can i get some positive affirmation or is it all bad news =(

This is the first clutch I've seen, with a total of 8 eggs, but hope it's not the last. I've not had ANY experience with dart frogs eggs, no matter the genus, so it's all new and exciting!

Sorry, I lost my canon camera lens extension tubes which would make the pictures much clearer.

basically, on the picture to the right, the eggs on the left look like there's some morphing occuring but I'm not sure. They've been in there at least 2 weeks.
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Default Re: El dorado egg viability

I'm going to add another few pictures that didn't happen on the initial upload...
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Hi CaptnMayo,
I am far from an expert in pums, but these don't look viable to me :-( The goo around the eggs of viable clutches usually stays clear for me. Maybe I am interpreting the pictures wrong and maybe someone else with more experience with pums will say differently. Regardless, if this is early in the frogs' career of breeding, the good news is that they will probably get better at it over time. I would view the fact that they tried at all to be very good news.

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Mark,

Thanks for the reply, I'm kinda just sitting around waiting before heading to class and have been wondering for a few days now.

I'm going to give it a few more days because a few do look clear but it may also be my imagination and hope. They're active alright, the male calls for seemingly hours some days.
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Unfortunately I don't think these eggs are good. However the good news is you have eggs.. so stay patient, supplement well and you should have good eggs soon
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Should I remove eggs if they're infertile?
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