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First time eggs

Discussion in 'Tortoise Breeding' started by SaraT, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. SaraT

    SaraT New Member

    Nov 25, 2016
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    I have had a pair of red foots from a rescue for about a year. They regularly mate but this is the first time I have had the female produce eggs. Ordered an incubator stat, but any advice to get us through the next 24-48 hours before we are officially set up?
  2. Redfool

    Redfool Active Member

    Jul 11, 2017
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    Most breeders place eggs in trays half covered in moistened vermiculite. Write with pencil on eggs date laid. If she laid once, she probably will again in a month. This will also orient the top of the egg. They should not be turned. I mist eggs daily for humidity. Mine take an average of 120 days to hatch at 85 degrees.
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