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Old 27-02-2015, 10:19 AM   #1
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Hi everyone I am from Indore, M.P., India. My tortoise laid an egg on 31 Jan. I visited to my veterinarian, he suggested me to partially embedded eggs in sand and place them under a 40 w spotlight bulb. Then she laid 2nd clutch of 4 eggs on 19 Feb, I did the same with those too.

I am very worried about the development of eggs will it work as I feel the humidity is quite low. Please suggest some better way out. I have also looked for incubator and other equipment in the market but I don't find any. I have tried to post some pic of eggs.







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Old 27-02-2015, 10:28 AM   #2
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It all depends on the temperature and humidity in the incubator (especially where the eggs are). Do you know the temperature and humidity?

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Old 27-02-2015, 10:38 AM   #3
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I don't know exactly but the ambient temperature is nearly 29 - 30 degree celsius and about humidity I don't know.
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Old 27-02-2015, 07:47 PM   #4
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Be a very good idea to buy a thermometer and a hygrometer, so you can tell exactly what's going on inside the incubator. That way we can advise better

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Old 27-02-2015, 08:04 PM   #5
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I am trying my level best to get one. I hope will get it in a week. Till then what can I do?
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Old 27-02-2015, 10:45 PM   #6
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Don't know what to tell you to do as don't know your temperature or humidity. Just make sure your sponge is full of water.

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Old 28-02-2015, 08:38 AM   #7
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Thanks Danny I will make sure sponge remains full of water.

Danny if u don't mind can you please let me know who does an fertile and a non-fertile egg looks like. As l have seen the eggs for first-time in life. I tryed to candle first egg today as it is about 28 days old. Eggyolk has settled down and it is bit darker on top. Is the egg fertile? When can I try to candle others?

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Old 01-03-2015, 01:58 AM   #8
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You can candle the others now and if the yolk has settled to the bottom of the egg then it's most likely fertile

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