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Old 03-05-2023, 12:06 AM   #1
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Does anyone know how quickly you need to get eggs out of the ground and into the incubator? It's for a Mediterranean Spur Thigh tortoise. Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-05-2023, 08:21 AM   #2
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This all depends as to where they are laid, if outside then I would dig them up straight away as there is a good chance something will predate them ( rats birds or even foxes ).
If in the greenhouse they should be fine for a couple of weeks as long as another tortoise doesn't want to lay in the same place.
I have dug up Herman's eggs that have been in the ground for two weeks and all hatched but make sure you do not turn them as if the ground is warm enough they will of started to develop.
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Thank you very much, that's really helpful!
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