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Big Molly's 1st clutch,

Discussion in 'Elongated and Forsten's tortoises' started by Benjamin, Feb 1, 2014.

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  1. Benjamin

    Benjamin Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Picked her up afew months back. She is the Craig's list find of the century.
    Hopefully one is viable.

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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Best of luck in the fertility. New bloodlines are always needed. Congrats again Ben.
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    Benjamin Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks so much, now all seven mature females here are producing ova. Six of those females have to date produced healthy offspring represented in my F1 and F2 groups. Factor in the other three females that produced offspring before their untimely demises in captivity, I am getting a pretty solid group together I hope.
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    How exciting!! Can't wait to see if they hatch :)
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    Congrats! ! ! Please keep us updated. Love to know the story of success hatching.
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    How is everything going there :)?
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    Benjamin Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Three clutches are currently incubating. The first clutch of two ova is due to hatch any day now.
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    We want pictures of the big moment when it happens! :)
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    Benjamin Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Excited to find this little one today! Molly's first hatchling.

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    Fantastic. A lovely new bloodline needed for F2 generations
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    Congrats! Congrats! ! !Congrats!~ !
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    Out of the egg enjoying it's first soak.

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    Just the best story ever. So happy.
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    So cute!! What is Molly's story?! What kind of tortoise is that? Congrats on the hatchlings
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    Molly is a Forsten's Tortoise (Indotestudo forstenii) that was kept in captivity in CT for more than 20 years. by people who bought her as a Russian Tortoise. She was posted on Facebook, and the ad was shared here on the forum. We snatched her up and got her to Ben, the forstenii master. This species is Endangered, so getting her into the right situation was imperative. Now, you can see the fruits of our labor!(mostly Ben's labor) It's a great story. So many wasted years of her life, but now she gets to help her species.
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    I'm glad she's in good hands! What a cute little hatchling! She will live many more happy years!! :)
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    Found these two today!
    Molly is enjoying the summer months outdoors these days.

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