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Cracked sulcata egg

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  1. kekek

    kekek New Member 5 Year Member

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    Hello,

    Wanna ask,
    My sulcatas egg cracked, all of them. Some of them opened already IMG_20190204_124923.jpg IMG_20190204_124251.jpg IMG-20190204-WA0005.jpg IMG-20190204-WA0003.jpg , the other still ok. They were not moved or anything in the pass 2 weeks.
    Now 9 weeks old.

    What should I do,
    Sorry for my bad english

    Thankyou

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  2. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I've had this happen when the substrate/incubation media is too damp. Looks to me like that is what happened there.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Aw, that's a shame, Ardi. I agree with what Tom told you - too much humidity inside the incubator, and medium too wet.
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    Happens with Star tortoise eggs too. If the substrate is too wet they take on too much water and burst.
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    pepsiandjac Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Is there any hope of saving them,or are they too cracked to do anything to.
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    kekek New Member 5 Year Member

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    Copy that, I replace the substrate with new one, lowering humidity and continue monitor, hope they will survive.
    For the open egg, any suggestion ?
    Thank you
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    If you still have the egg pieces, gently place them on the broken eggs. Then cover the whole egg with cling wrap.
    Best of luck!
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