Hatching Tortoise Without the Shell


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Oct 30, 2017
Location (City and/or State)
South Africa - Cape Town

Around day 25 there appeared to be a bubble that formed on top of the yolk and I didn't think much of it. The next day I checked on it and the embryo and yolk had collapsed. Not sure why, possibly from me handling too much. Not entirely sure but that's my best guess.

Here is another one from a different clutch. It is on day 46, still progressing nicely. This is the furthest I've had one get so far. It's not clear in the photo but its shell has started to form which I'm very excited about!! View attachment 245740
I find this absolutely fascinating. Thank you for keeping us updated. Really looking forward to further updates.

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