Crystal Sprinkles’ first egg!
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Crystal Sprinkles’ first egg!

Yesterday my female Russian, Crystal, laid her first egg! Hopefully in a couple months we’ll have out first hatchling.
Make sure the substrate is 100% dry and there are dishes of water in the incubator! Congrats, I have an egg too!
 
Oh, the websites I was on told me to make the substrate wet. What happens if it’s too moist?
The egg will absorb the moisture and either pop or crack. At first I had mine moistened because of online websites, but on here they all told me to have the vermiculite 100% dry. Apparently Russian eggs are the only ones who need a completely dry substrate. Just make sure that there is humidity in the air by having dishes of water. Good luck!
 
The egg will absorb the moisture and either pop or crack. At first I had mine moistened because of online websites, but on here they all told me to have the vermiculite 100% dry. Apparently Russian eggs are the only ones who need a completely dry substrate. Just make sure that there is humidity in the air by having dishes of water. Good luck!
Oh, wow! Alrighty, I’ll get a new cup with some dry vermiculite.
 
Actually, a bit of an update on this:
  • We've got more! Crystal laid three more eggs, and they'll be due soon as well.
  • We also might have twins! This first one turned out to be almost two times the size of the other three, and there's definitely a possibility that there's two tortoises in there. That means if everyone survives, we could have five hatchlings!
 
Wow. What blessing. I truly hope it goes smooth. I’m trying hard and having up and down moments. Best wishes. I care!
 
Hello,
I am a new member.
Congratulations and best of luck with your eggs.
My Sulcata 5 weeks ago laid her first 4 eggs. three of them I found were broken. One survived.
I placed in a tray with sand. I kept the humidity between 60 and 70. With temperature at 84 to 86 degrees.
Tonight at 5 weeks, the egg cracked open.
Grayish gelatin surrounding dark golden yolk. Was there anything I did wrong?
Sydney is 25 years old, this was her very first time laying eggs.
 
Hello,
I am a new member.
Congratulations and best of luck with your eggs.
My Sulcata 5 weeks ago laid her first 4 eggs. three of them I found were broken. One survived.
I placed in a tray with sand. I kept the humidity between 60 and 70. With temperature at 84 to 86 degrees.
Tonight at 5 weeks, the egg cracked open.
Grayish gelatin surrounding dark golden yolk. Was there anything I did wrong?
Sydney is 25 years old, this was her very first time laying eggs.
Oh, man. I read an article on tortoise egg complications like a month ago, and that might be because it’s rotten. I’m not sure, since the article’s a bit fuzzy, but here it is: /https://www.tortstork.com/tortoise-complications/
 

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