One of my Chelodina longicollis is back-filling her nest chamber now after laying... About to dig up my first clutch for the season. It's a perfect egg laying afternoon for turtles, 32 degrees, still and humid... Could be a storm brewing. Hope my other gravid turtles follow her lead! Still deep in her zombie -like egg laying trance, Miss reliable, always plays ball and gets the job done without any complications. Back-filling her 1st of a possible 3 clutches for the season. If only she knew I've got to dig them all up... could save her the time and effort of filling the nest in! A straight 10. Pretty stoked with that and they're all a good uniform size... Last year she laid 2 clutches 8 weeks apart with 2 eggs in each clutch about half the size of the rest. Those hatchies were the size of 5c coins upon hatching. Into a container of vermiculite dampened with water by weight at 1:1 Into the Incubator set at 28 degrees C. I should know how many if any are fertile/viable within the next 12 to 72 hours. Now we wait. Fingers crossed!