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Maybe twins?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Breeding' started by JourneyN15, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Raymo2477

    Raymo2477 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I candled a successfully hatched Hermann's tortoise about 6 times, that being said I would only candle future eggs only once now that I know how to better id fertile vs dud eggs.
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    Hi! Just wanted to give an update on the possible twin egg. I decided to check on it since hatching day is close. I see two bubbles instead of one large one. I'm still thinking twins but we'll soon know for sure. :)
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    Also, I think it's possible that this same pair may have a second twin egg in the second clutch they laid. I was very surprised to see two dark spots. These look different from the first twin-looking egg where they were separate, in their own sac These look like two sharing the same space.? I don't know! Lol IMG_2119.JPG

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    This is so cool. Thanks for sharing. Let us know how these eggs turn out.
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    @cdmay I'm very, very sorry to hear about the triplets. And thank you for sharing your experience. :<3:
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    allegraf Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Well?!? I'm on pins and needles! This is the hardest part about breeding torts, waiting.
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    shellfreak Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Did these twins hatch?
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    shellfreak Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I have this sulcata egg, I candled it and looks different from any other egg I’ve candled before. Was curious if anyone thought it was possible twins?
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