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Discussion in 'Radiated and Ploughshare tortoises' started by BlakeATX, Feb 5, 2019.

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  1. BlakeATX

    BlakeATX Active Member 5 Year Member

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    My first radiated torts are hatching. So far i have 5 working their way out of eggs. 6 more to go if I’m lucky. Thanks for everyone’s help and guidance over the past year. Very exciting so thought I’d share first pic!

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    Congratulations
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    Nice job!
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    Yeah!
    I do not yet know the secret radiated hatchling dance. Perhaps some day!
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    Congratulations!
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    Thanks everyone!
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    Man that is AWESOME! Look at that beautiful black hat!!! I love it! :D


    I'd get them off the perlite ASAP. That stuff can kill them. Had it happen to a third of a batch of Sudan sulcatas. Necropsied two of them to figured it out. I'd hate to see that happen to these beauties.
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    Yup I took that pic as I was moving them out of the perlite to avoid any issue ;-)
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    looks great , love to see more pics
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    I may need some guidance from the group. One of these little guys has a plastron that’s uneven and I’m worried it’s a deformity. I’ll post pics of it today to get input. Hopefully it’s something that will even out and I’m just being a worry wart.
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    False alarm! I was being a worry wart. The plastron which was very uneven completely flatten out after I soaked the little guy for about 30mins. Now looks completely flat and normal with well healed belly. Amazing how much we worry and over think everything sometimes :)
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    Number 5 making it’s way out into the world! 6E091AE9-88D1-40CC-9D78-2ECD70F7E2EA.jpeg
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Those babies are exceptionally gorgeous. Their heads are SOOOO black. Neat O.
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    The cuteness is off the radar! Congrats! I know you must be so proud!
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    Thanks, Tom! Dumb luck on my part for sure. Lots of trial and error over the last several years but only made it with the support of the members here guiding me along the way! I’m a big fan of yours...always so helpful and gorgeous tortoises you produce. I plan on getting some Burmese stars soon enough!
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