The S.I.M. Egg Incubation Container by Squamata Concepts stands for Suspension Incubation Method, relating to how the eggs are incubated on a grid off the substrate. This prohibits direct contact with a wet substrate and allows approximately 100% gas exchange between the container environment and the egg membrane. Eggs incubated buried in dampened substrate are subjected to excess water which often results in drowned egg(s). Also in contrast to this, too little water or humidity results in egg desiccation.
The SIM XL dimensions are 13″ X 9″ X 6.5″. Sized for Ball Python, Sulcata and similar sized eggs.
Proven success with all reptile eggs, including snakes, lizards, turtles & tortoises!
•Eggs incubated in the S.I.M. are surrounded top, bottom and sides by air.
•The S.I.M. allows neonates to develop faster with steady humidity and better oxygen absorption, resulting in shortened incubation times.
•Neonates hatch just as healthy if not healthier than those hatched in buried substrate methods.
•Adjustable rails that clip on and off allow for ease of use on eggs of ALL sizes.The grid acts as a protective barrier to keep hatchlings from entering the medium used for incubation.
Directions for Use
Top Heating Incubator S.I.M. Set up
Avoid using Avian incubators or any commercially made “reptile” incubators that use a top heating source.
If you choose to use a top heating device, attaching a cellulose sponge to the inside lid of the S.I.M., dampened with water will achieve top results. The sponge can be secured by nylon screws or attached using strips of Velcro on the lid. The heat generated at the top of the incubator will build up humidity inside the S.I.M. These conditions will develop your eggs.
Air Circulated or Bottom Heated, Fridge-type Incubator S.I.M. Set up
Recommended style incubator.
If you are using a custom-made, fridge-type incubator or beer cooler type incubator, adding drenched and drained substrate (i.e., Vermiculite, Perlite, Coco fiber, water, Water Polymer crystals, cellulose sponge, and other substrates) to the S.I.M.reservoir is all that’s need to achieve results.
S.I.M. Conditions During Incubations
Maintain temperature consistency to avoid excess condensation.
Avoid keeping your incubator in a room that remains cool to avoid temperature extremes that result in excess condensation. Light condensation is safe; however, if large droplets form wipe away immediately.