I consulted the incubation book I have on loan along with the incubator. I found there were quite a few factors that could account for this variation in the progress of the eggs, with the most important probably being the age of the egg, and storage temperature and humidity. The book recommended that no eggs be kept longer than a week before incubating. I think my oldest eggs were eight days old. The most recent eggs have the lowest numbers so I should be able to check and see if the newer eggs doing the best.
We had hula practice at our house this evening. The local grand daughters will be performing in our ward talent show on Saturday. They are going to do the Hukilau Song and Pupu. Some good friends provided us with some nice shells for the little girls' Pupu dance. Pupu means seashell in Hawaiian. I've also got them doing some back up vocal and less structured hula dancing while I sing and play the Hawaiian War Chant. I think it will be pretty fun. I need to make sure we get a video of their performance.
|"Pupu Hinuhinu E" translates loosely to "Very Pretty Shell"|
|The corks in the end of the queen cages need to be replaced with candy plugs|
|The light bees on the outside are Italians while the dark queen inside is a Carniolan|
|Queen bees installed in the rack|