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#1 Guest_Darran_*

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:21 PM

It's been my best year for eggs my incubater is full. I have two females that have not laid and dont show any signs of wanting to lay. My youngest tortoise has laid We had her from a hatchling 11 years ago. I thought she may lay next year but did not expect her to lay this year. As you can see the eggs come in many shapes and sizes. fingers crossed They are due to start hatching 26th June.

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#2 Guest_Freddy McGavin_*

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:33 PM

Hi Darran,
How wonderful that your incubator is full. Many congratulations and best of luck with all the eggs! :)
Kind Regards
Freddy :D

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:11 PM

Best of luck with them all Darran :D Look forward to seeing lots of hatchling pics :)

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:44 PM

Best of luck with them all Darran :D Look forward to seeing lots of hatchling pics :)

hi darren thats great, ive never seen so many tort eggs. you are right about the sizes. my first four eggs were all about the same size, but the last three are a lot bigger. i wasnt sure if something was wrong until i saw yours. thats put my mind at rest....tiggy

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:59 PM

Blimey Darran! Haven't seen so many eggs since... Easter! :LOL:
What is the largest clutch the girls have laid?

Paula x

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 08:23 PM


Thats a lot of eggs.how many females did it take to lay that impressive lot.

Well Done


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:44 PM

The largest clutch was from Mary she laid eight. Dianne has laid two clutchs a six and a four.
I have had Seven of my nine girls lay. The latest I have ever had a clutch laid was June 24th. So there is still time for them. :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:23 PM


Thats a great return darran.I have four females of which one has laid two clutches first clutch 4/4/11 she laid 3 but only 1 was fertile and 2nd clutch on 30/4/11 4 eggs which look like they are all fertile (fingers crossed).Ive not had the other 3 to long so i will not try any breeding with them this year.


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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:53 PM

How old does a torty need to be before they are able to lay eggs?

#10 Guest_Darran_*

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:39 AM

It is not about age it is about size and weight. My youngest female is 16cm and weighs 720 grams and she laid for the first time this year. Her 2 eggs were bigger than I thought they would be. They are in the middle bottom tray and they are the two eggs top right.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:36 AM

What an impressive collection of eggs! :LOL:

You will be busy soon!


#12 cocktail&pimms


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:02 PM

wow!! i cant wait for pics once they hatch! soo many babies

#13 shaz


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:51 PM

Wow stunning.

Can i ask is that a Hovabator incubator ur using? I also have one of these but find i have to fill the shelf with water to get the correct humidity. How much water is in yours? Whats ur humidity at?

#14 mildredsmam


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:27 AM

hi this is an old post from 2011 ;) shaz it might be better to start a new post you might get more answers :)

#15 Sheli88


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:38 PM

Aww so my baby tort was in one of these eggs :)

I was lucky enough to see Darren's current eggs yesterday, and one has a cack in it so it won't be long until she's out I guess! :)

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