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Underdeveloped tortoise embryo

Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by shellfreak, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. shellfreak

    shellfreak Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    My last documented growth was January 12th, which was day 21. No clue what caused it to stop developing. All other eggs in same clutch are progressing nicely. IMG_0250.jpg IMG_0245.jpg IMG_0246.jpg IMG_0255.jpg IMG_1692.jpg IMG_1690.jpg IMG_0239.jpg
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    Awww....sweet baby!
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    Wow! Great pics! How were you able to tell that it wasn't developing correctly?
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    Shame poor thing. Thank you for sharing.
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    shellfreak Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I candled it when I candled the others and the development never changed. I waited long enough before pulling the plug. The other eggs in that clutch are already hatching.
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