Friday, June 25, 2010

A veiled chameleon egg bites the dust ;(

Look at this sad veiled chameleon egg. It's covered in mold. I removed it from the deli dish where it was hanging out with a bunch of its friends because I don't want the mold to spread to other eggs. I set the moldy egg in its own dish and left off the lid, in the hopes of drying it out. But, I basically think it's a lost cause. :( You can add humidity if an egg/eggs are is/dry and shriveling. But we've never successfully removed mold. Still, it doesn't hurt to try.



The remaining eggs in that dish are white and plump and healthy looking. Fingers crossed they stay that way!

So, we're down to 83 eggs.

In similar news, Child #2 jumped into the pool yesterday with his cell phone in his pocket. First cell phone death of the summer.

**UPCOMING FUN AND FREE EVENT!**

This coming Monday (June 28) at 1:00, I'll be at
the Rancho Santa Fe Public Library (107040 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, phone: 858-756-2512).

There will be a makeup artist. There will be giveaways. There will be me, chatting. Also, I will happily sign any books you bring (or win). Should be a blast!


16 comments:

laughingwolf said...

dang... hope the rest hatch

Barrie said...

Me too, Laughinwolf. Me too.

Teresa said...

So sorry to hear about the demise of the chameleon egg. Good luck with hatching the others.

Have fun with your public library event. It makes me wish I were quite a bit younger... :)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

love these cool updates on the eggs.
good luck with your library event!

Barrie said...

Teresa and TerryLynn: I so hope the rest of the eggs make it to the finishing line. and I'm looking forward to the library event. :)

Barbara Martin said...

Love this saga on the chameleon eggs.

Sarah Laurence said...

Too bad about the egg and the cell phone. Better luck with the rest of summer.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Poor wee egg. Poor cell phone. :(

David Cranmer said...

You shall hardly miss one. My fingers are crossed for the rest.

And good luck with the book signing. Sounds like fun with the other activities included.

Jaime-Ann said...

This is my first time here and I just want to say that the egg and the cellphone should find their final resting places aside one another. =)

Barrie said...

Barbara: you and me both. ;)

Sarah: I took the drowned cell phone into the Verizon store yesterday. Definitely drowned. BUT I have my old cell phone and had it activitated to replace the waterlogged one. For free!

Tricia: It is sad about the egg. But probably Nature's way. But still sad.

Barrie said...

David: Yes, please keep your fingers crossed for the rest of the eggs. I check them daily. Not that I'm obsessive or anything... ;)

Jaime-Ann: Hmmm.....I recycled the phone at the Verizon store yesterday.... ;) Thanks for visiting!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Bummer about the phone. And the egg.

Abby said...

Awww... poor little chameleon egg. I hope the rest will be ok.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

And that's why we always pay for the insurance on our family cell phones! It has happened to us too. Too bad there isn't insurance for the eggs ...

Clare2e said...

The first cell phone plunge is a Rite of Summer, no?

I'm not nearly as familiar with chameleon husbandry, but I'm fascinated. Could you legitimately expect 83 baby chameleons, and how do you feed a crawling brood that big while protecting them from harm?