Subject: Re: Incubating time for F.marmuratum in peat? by kcook on 2012/7/21 18:18:25
First, you want to realize that in Europe they flip the month and the day part of the date. So your eggs were collected on 5 June. I see you posted on 25 June (I'm sorry I didn't see your post then.). That would have been about three weeks. Though I don't have any personal experience with Fp. marm, I would expect around 4 or 5 weeks to hatch, depending on temp and some other factors such as plane rides. High temps and plane rides tend to decrease incubation time.
So, long story short. When you receive eggs, check them for eggs right away. Put peat out on some newspaper or wax paper and dig through it with a pencil under a good light. If you see eggs, put them away again, perhaps with some additional peat as more peat will help to keep moisture levels more stable. If you can, put them peat into a small container with a snap on lid (I use petri dishes) where you can keep an eye on the eggs. You might start checking every few days a week or so before the expected hatch time. In your case, 4 weeks past collection. So you would start checking at 3 weeks. When you see the gold iris around the eye, dump the peat in water.
If you don't see eggs when you initially receive the peat, let the seller know. The seller may replace them for free if you cover the postage.