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Old 02-07-2019, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default Thought this might be interesting.. Failed twin

So I have been staying at my Sisters house over an hour away (dog, house & parents sitting, another long story)

Anyway that's relevant as hubby is tort sitting (much to his horror!) So yesterday evening I ask him to check the incubator as I'm expecting an egg to hatch... No, oh yes there's a cracked egg shell but no baby! Well look through the dish then! Oh yes I've found him... OK has he got a yolk sac? .... Erm don't know? Anything like a bubble, yellow, orange, red? No but got like a bobble. We eventually decided it could be a blob of jelly that was covered in mud....

http://imgur.com/a/t2LH8iG

Arrived back home today to find... A joined twin that had obviously failed very early on. Amazing how much development & detail is there so early on.

The successful twin seems fine. I have tied off but not cut the cord.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:57 AM   #2
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So I have been staying at my Sisters house over an hour away (dog, house & parents sitting, another long story)

Anyway that's relevant as hubby is tort sitting (much to his horror!) So yesterday evening I ask him to check the incubator as I'm expecting an egg to hatch... No, oh yes there's a cracked egg shell but no baby! Well look through the dish then! Oh yes I've found him... OK has he got a yolk sac? .... Erm don't know? Anything like a bubble, yellow, orange, red? No but got like a bobble. We eventually decided it could be a blob of jelly that was covered in mud....

http://imgur.com/a/t2LH8iG

Arrived back home today to find... A joined twin that had obviously failed very early on. Amazing how much development & detail is there so early on.

The successful twin seems fine. I have tied off but not cut the cord.
Just sterilize a pair of scissors and cut the cord. Better for the surviving tort:0)
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:03 AM   #3
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Really fascinating photos, Lynn. It is amazing how quickly they become formed and have their shell and limbs, etc. Hope the surviving twin goes on with good health.
As for leaving your hubby with an incubator...brave lady!
Hope all’s well with the extended family. I can read the stress levels through your lines. x
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:49 PM   #4
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Why use 7000 words when men can use 7 that's what I am told ! Congratulations Lynn, lovely little fellow. amazing photos, good advice from you and sandy CB
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:11 PM   #5
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The only time I ever had twins hatch was when I left my husband in charge! He did very well separating them but nearly had a nervous breakdown doing it. Very interesting picture and hope the surviving twin does well.
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