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    Just thought I'd give you all a quick update. The bloodsacs now nearly the size of the whole egg so you can't see them. you can however, see the tiny embryo that is developing:
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    Well that's me boiled egg and soldiers in the bin then for me tea :(

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    So exciting!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Crayola DeVille, post: 139676
    Well that's me boiled egg and soldiers in the bin then for me tea :(






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    Awesome Josh!

    Can't wait to see them.

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    How big might they be when they hatch Josh?





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    They're gonna be cute as buttons when they eventually hatch

    why do people say that? Buttons aren't cute

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    Wow!! I can't believe how clearly you can make out the size of the lovely little feller, can't wait to see more as they grow. Are their actual shells soft when they hatch or do they harden afterwards?
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    How exciting. I cant wait to see the baby tortoises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetlakes, post: 139722
    Wow!! I can't believe how clearly you can make out the size of the lovely little feller, can't wait to see more as they grow. Are their actual shells soft when they hatch or do they harden afterwards?
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    They are sort of 'medium' if you can imagine a soft-ish finger nail. They are not spongy but they have a bit of 'give' in them until they harden. My two smallest torts had the tiniest bit of 'give' until they where about 2&1/2 years old, maybe a bit less. They get calcium through their food in the wild, however in captivity the soil isn't rich enough so their plants that are grown here do not have much calcium in. We can provide calcium by having a dish of limestone flour (the kind horses have on their food) in their enclosure, and then they use the D3 from the sun (or a UVB Bulb) to 'bind' the calcium and make use of it, which is why It's important to give them outside access whenever possible and to give them a high-quality UVB bulb.
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