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C. angulata Successful Hatching @ GardenStateTortoise

Discussion in 'Bowsprit tortoises' started by HermanniChris, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Tom

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    @Markw84 I'm going to try this with a clutch of sulcata eggs and SA leopard eggs. I'm going to try long fiber sphagnum moss and also some sphagnum peat moss (the stuff that resembles coco coir). With the SA leopard eggs, I figured I would wait to add the moss until after the cooling period.

    If the results are good, I'll try it on some platynota eggs next year too.
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    I currently have 2 chersina eggs in the incubator. Both are in the substrate they were deposited in (organic soil and sand mix) covered about 75%, inside a hovabator set for 86 during the day and 70 at night - roughly 75% RH. I am thinking about adding some peat moss to the mix right now.
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    HermanniChris Well-Known Member TFO Sponsor 10 Year Member!

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    You’re a wealth of knowledge Mark. Thanks for all of this. I’m a little nervous to break away from exactly what I did to hatch this one since it’s been such a long, depressing battle, but I definitely like what I’m reading here.

    This is literally the only species I’ve ever had this issue with, everything else across the board hatches just fine but I think once I hatch another 1 or 2, I will experiment more.
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    Congratulations Chris!! Looking forward to more hatchlings!!
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    HermanniChris Well-Known Member TFO Sponsor 10 Year Member!

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    Ayanda16grams.jpg Ayanda, today 3/29/18 who hatched at 12 grams is now 16 grams and thriving beautifully.
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    Chris - how did you decide to raise her? Humid? Dry? Enclosed chamber? open table? Just curious.
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    HermanniChris Well-Known Member TFO Sponsor 10 Year Member!

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    It's pretty humid, 60-65% during the day and 80-85% at night. It's in a closed "snake rack" style unit that I use for all indoor raising now.
    I'm amazed at how voracious this little thing is already. I post photos of its enclosure.
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    Chris

    Congratulations. And, thank you for describing what you’ve tried and what worked for you. It means a lot to know that members here are so willing to help each other with info. I’m very happy to be a relatively new member on this forum. I can’t wait to get my Kleinmanni pair!
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    HermanniChris Well-Known Member TFO Sponsor 10 Year Member!

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    Sorry for not getting back to this sooner but we’re swamped here with the season starting.

    Here are some shots of Ayanda today 4/20/18. The animal is absolutely thriving.
    final.jpg final.jpg final.jpg
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    They have one of the coolest looking shells out there.... Do you have any other eggs that are close to hatching for your Bowsprit colony?
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    I forgot that you had another egg going right now.... Good luck!
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    Ayanda is looking beautiful. And I see the beginnings of Ayanda's white rim is starting to appear as well. On the Adults you don't see the white rim at all, so I wonder if it will dissappear or if it is there due to them being raised in captivity. My Rue has it. Kang and Clark are also starting theirs and @kingsley also has it on his hatchlings. But you don't see it on the pics of the hatchlings that JeanineD has shown.
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    HermanniChris Well-Known Member TFO Sponsor 10 Year Member!

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    June 12th 2018 update on Ayanda.
    Weighing at 32 grams now and growing perfectly.
    IMG_4198.jpg final.jpg final.jpg
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    Beautiful creature! Congrats and thanks for the detailed description of your process.
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    How big is Ayanda Now?
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