Acid bath: success!
The kegos from the acid-treated eggs are hatching out in droves now. They have been trickling out for the past two days, and I was beginning to wonder if I had burned the eggs and would be dealing with a very low hatch rate – but they’re coming along just fine. I still can’t seem to get the desired effect from black-boxing; supposedly it can make them hatch all at once instead of piddling out over the course of four days or more. I think that maybe I’m not being patient enough, and peeking (letting in light) too frequently – or it may be that the eggs are from different days’ laying, and they’re just differently developed to start with. Ah, well… it’s all a learning experience.
Yay! It worked. And that’s a nifty picture too.