- Feb 27, 2021
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So, a few weeks ago my baby cooters hatched out. They all pretty much hatched in the span of two days with the exception of one egg. I candled it and saw movement, so I assumed he was a straggler. Another week or so he was still in the egg. When I stopped seeing movement I knew he was dead. When I cut open the egg, I saw that he was fully developed, but had no egg tooth. When reptiles hatch, they are stmulated by their siblings movement upon their egg which motivates them to hatch as well. This is a good thing, but what I took from this is to maybe remove the hatchlings sooner so they don't disturb their siblings. Also, I like to let things happen naturally, but if I see something odd I will intervene.