Ground Hatched Radiated??

BlakeATX

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Have any of you experienced a radiated hatch without incubation?? I was cleaning out my winter enclosure I keep my adults in (basically a big area in my garage with a 12inch deep layer of cypress mulch). I found a NEW BORN radiated! I was completely shocked I thought somehow I had dropped one of my 2month old hatchlings in there. I recounted the others and everyone was accounted for and this one I found still has some of the egg yolk being absorbed so it’s definitely new! I’m now carefully trying to excavate my enclosure to find the nest to see if I have others! Has anyone ever heard of this happening?? I didn’t even think it would be possible without a diapause and my garage is in 80s for the adults. My mind is blown right now! This is the little guy. I’m so glad I noticed him in there! 25DD5FFE-6F3D-44D5-873C-C18350881C9E.jpeg
 

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Finding an unexpected hatchling is always a thrill. But a discovering a radiated must be pretty far off the charts...well done!
 

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My nick name for this species is "Black hats". Your baby has one of the blackest heads I've ever seen. Simply gorgeous.
 

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What do you plan to do with the discovered eggs? Move to a more traditional incubation set-up, or let them continue in their current situation - which appears, to some degree - to work?
 

BlakeATX

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What do you plan to do with the discovered eggs? Move to a more traditional incubation set-up, or let them continue in their current situation - which appears, to some degree - to work?
Yes, I moved them right away into my incubator with the other radiated eggs I have going. It looks like only 2 are possibly viable but who knows. I still put all eggs in incubation. If this one just hatched out naturally, I’d expect to see these others hatch in the next week or so if they are any good. Hopefully so!!
 

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What an amazing story this little guy has. He/she is absolutely adorable too!! An extra special name is in order for this little one.
 

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WOW. This is great. Congrats!!! These are fabulous looking torts and rare too! All the best.
 

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That’s amazing, so happy for the one and crossing my fingers for the others..
 
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