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I will get several eggs throughout the season that, for whatever reason, don't make it. I knew before going in that this egg had failed - in other words, the embryo was without a doubt dead - or I WOULD NOT have cut the egg open. This animal had deformities. It happens in any species. I do cut these failed eggs open to see if anything different or new has occurred. It is a sad part of breeding anything, from animals to ourselves. It's important to understand this can happen - the crested gecko is a forgiving species that attracts many soft-hearted individuals who aren't quite aware of the harsher side of mother nature.
The egg that did not fail should be close to hatching any day.
I do preserve some of these specimens, but I won't be preserving this one.
Please do not cut healthy, non-deflated eggs open.
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