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painted turtle eggs

Post by Joy » Tue, 03 Sep 2002 09:08:00



I have 4 eggs that were laid approx. 10 weeks ago. Three of them have burst
open, turtles are alive, but very tiny, and sitting on large yolks. The
first one burst open about 7 days ago and still doesn't seem to be making
any effort to come out of the egg. Same with the others, they just seem to
be sleeping there. Last egg hasn't opened yet. Any advice would be
appreciated.
 
 
 

painted turtle eggs

Post by FuManch » Tue, 03 Sep 2002 13:15:33


Congrats!

The ones remaining in the eggs have a yolk sack attached, and will probably
hang out there until the yolk's absorbed.  My suggestion would be to leave
them alone; they'll emerge when they're ready.  The remaining egg just might
need more time.

You might, if you have not already, think about a separate tank for these
babies.  The ***s can be rough to live with.  They don't leave food for
the small ones, and sometimes view the small ones as snacks.  I have a
five-year-old red-eared slider who still has a noticeable dent in the rim of
his shell from a bite four years ago.  And he's still paranoid from it!

FuManchu


Quote:
> I have 4 eggs that were laid approx. 10 weeks ago. Three of them have
burst
> open, turtles are alive, but very tiny, and sitting on large yolks. The
> first one burst open about 7 days ago and still doesn't seem to be making
> any effort to come out of the egg. Same with the others, they just seem to
> be sleeping there. Last egg hasn't opened yet. Any advice would be
> appreciated.

 
 
 

painted turtle eggs

Post by Gene & Lynn Arno » Wed, 04 Sep 2002 22:14:30


i have 57 snapper eggs that i put up  in my living room, on 4/13&4/17,
they were kept about 74 , they hatched last week, never had them take
any where neer this long, but never had them this cool before, could not
keep them at the far , every thing is getting stolen from there, have
not had any paints hatch, they were set about 1month later
Gene

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