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Eggs hatching!

Discussion in 'Tortoise Breeding' started by NorCal tortoise guy, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. NorCal tortoise guy

    NorCal tortoise guy Well-Known Member

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    Always so exciting!
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    'Tis the season!

    Looks like you got your vermiculite at Home Depot too. :)

    Will you weigh your babies and share their weight with us? After rinsing, but before soaking or eating? I'm trying to get a good average weight for sulcata hatchlings from other breeders.
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    haha ya I can't seem to keep myself out of Home Depot long!

    Yes Id be happy to get weights. Any thing I can do to help better our understanding of these amazing animals is high on my priority list! There are more eggs to come so I should be able to get you lots of data.
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    Adorable, congrats!!
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    Nice!! Congratulations
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    So the hatchlings weights are:
    A-32g
    B-31g
    C-29g
    D-32g
    E-33g
    F-33g
    G-33g
    H-34g
    I-33g
    J-32g
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    Coming out of the incubator
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    Omg sooo cute!! The only part of breeding reptiles I miss is pipping and hatching. My hats off to anyone putting in all the real work after. 9 years I enjoyed every moment but once I went back to work full time no way sadly. Retirement though I am happily awaiting!!
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    K-31g
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    image.jpg Here we go again!

    I will have more numbers for you soon Tom
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    Clutch #2
    A-35g
    B-36g
    C-35g
    D-35g
    E-36g
    F-36g
    G-35g
    H-35g
    I-36g
    J-37g
    K-35g
    L-37g
    M-36g
    N-35g
    O-34g
    Late comers
    P-37g
    Q-35g
    There is still one more hatchling in the incubator that hatched yesterday and 2 more eggs that still look good

    Clutch 3
    This clutch is from a younger female the sometimes cracks eggs when she lays them this time there were 15 and she cracked 14
    A-34g
    B-32g
    C-28g
    D-38g
    E-26g
    I found it interesting that the cracked eggs yielded small hatchlings
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    Clutch 4 and clutch 5 are hatching now!
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    Wow...must be the Full Moon or arrival of Summer Solstice. Hatch Away!
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    Life has been crazy and I was not able to get numbers on cluches 4 and 5 before they were fed but cluch 6 Is hatching now would you still like more numbers Tom?
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