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    Hi All,

    Well, its about 20 days until they are 'due' now, I can't really post pics of them as there is nothing to see anymore. They look half way between this:
    http://www.russiantortoise.net/image...pment/egg4.jpg
    and this
    http://www.russiantortoise.net/image...pment/egg5.jpg

    When I say 'due' It is sort of the average time for them to hatch. They usually take 54-56 days, however friends have had them hatch from as early as 48 days, and some have had them take up to 10 weeks!

    All seems to be normal when candling them so hopefully I will have some babies this year

    The eggsfactor will start when they start pipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 144752
    Hi All,

    Well, its about 20 days until they are 'due' now, I can't really post pics of them as there is nothing to see anymore. They look half way between this:
    http://www.russiantortoise.net/image...pment/egg4.jpg
    and this
    http://www.russiantortoise.net/image...pment/egg5.jpg

    When I say 'due' It is sort of the average time for them to hatch. They usually take 54-56 days, however friends have had them hatch from as early as 48 days, and some have had them take up to 10 weeks!

    All seems to be normal when candling them so hopefully I will have some babies this year

    The eggsfactor will start when they start pipping

    Josh
    I can't wait until they bEGGin to pip. Glad everything is looking good, when the pipping starts how long do they normally take to hatch from then?
    Linda

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    But you will post baby pics, right?! I mean, a baby tort must be so adorable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 144752
    Hi All,

    Well, its about 20 days until they are 'due' now, I can't really post pics of them as there is nothing to see anymore. They look half way between this:
    http://www.russiantortoise.net/image...pment/egg4.jpg
    and this
    http://www.russiantortoise.net/image...pment/egg5.jpg

    When I say 'due' It is sort of the average time for them to hatch. They usually take 54-56 days, however friends have had them hatch from as early as 48 days, and some have had them take up to 10 weeks!

    All seems to be normal when candling them so hopefully I will have some babies this year

    The eggsfactor will start when they start pipping

    Josh
    Please Josh,what's pipping?








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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetlakes, post: 144843
    I can't wait until they bEGGin to pip. Glad everything is looking good, when the pipping starts how long do they normally take to hatch from then?
    Linda
    About 1-2 days usually after they start to pip

    Quote Originally Posted by foreverducky, post: 144880
    But you will post baby pics, right?! I mean, a baby tort must be so adorable!
    Yes, you will be bored of them by the time I'm finished haha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by piglet, post: 144890
    Please Josh,what's pipping?
    Pipping is when they 'pip' a hole in the egg using their egg tooth:

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    Awww, look at that little itty bitty face.

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    I am so EGGCIted. Seriously Josh will you put a live stream up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneybumble, post: 144959
    I am so EGGCIted. Seriously Josh will you put a live stream up.
    I will put one up, but I will wait until closer the time, partially because I use my webcam now, and secondly because otherwise you will just be staring at eggs for another 20 days that aren't going to do anything!!
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    really cool!!!


    so.. how many eggs are there?

    20 days?? wow!! its not too far away now!





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