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Flaviemys purvisi

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I've been sleeping in my reptile room for the last 2 weeks now in anticipation of the coming season and just like a switch being flicked on, last night was when the signs I've been waiting for became evident. Started the prepping for eggs around 9pm late last night as some females have become increasingly agitated and looking for ways out of their aquariums.
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A couple of egg containers have been prepped, vermiculite and rain water combined by weight at the ratio 1:1, one of the incubators has been fired up, new lights fitted, temp set and run all night to check for thermostat accuracy... we are all good to go!
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Today, hopefully is the day the 1st eggs for 2020 are put into the incubator! Just waiting for the sun to get up a bit and warm the sand in the outdoor pit and we'll see what happens!
 

Josiah Rossic

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I've been sleeping in my reptile room for the last 2 weeks now in anticipation of the coming season and just like a switch being flicked on, last night was when the signs I've been waiting for became evident. Started the prepping for eggs around 9pm late last night as some females have become increasingly agitated and looking for ways out of their aquariums.
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A couple of egg containers have been prepped, vermiculite and rain water combined by weight at the ratio 1:1, one of the incubators has been fired up, new lights fitted, temp set and run all night to check for thermostat accuracy... we are all good to go!
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Today, hopefully is the day the 1st eggs for 2020 are put into the incubator! Just waiting for the sun to get up a bit and warm the sand in the outdoor pit and we'll see what happens!
Good luck Flaviemys purvisi :)
 

Allan

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Is 27C the optimal incubation temp for turtles, or ELN specific?
 

dragonlover1

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Mate I've never ever seen newly hatched dragons.... they must be a whole lot of CUTE!!!
they are mate I'll find some pics for you
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they are mate I'll find some pics for you
the only thing wrong with this forum is you have to shrink the pics and I can't shrink the pics already in my albums so I can't upload any old pics . You'll have to wait till I hatch some more
 

Flaviemys purvisi

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Conditions this arv are just right for gravid turtles... I put the ELN's out at 3:15 for an hour, no success, I put the purvisi out at 4:30 and the first clutch is going into the ground right now. Nervous couple of hours ahead.
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[doublepost=1603010615,1603004906][/doublepost]Well she got this done JUST in time. The wind just kicked up something fierce and it's pouring rain. But we got the job done.

Compacted and disturbed nest site clearly visible to the trained eye.
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Excavating the nest chamber.

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Immediate egg retrieval, half an hour after being laid they cannot be rotated.

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14 in total, she's 4 up on last years clutch so she's a healthy girl.

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Into the incubator, 28 Degrees C. If all goes well and they're viable, I should see banding (calcification) in as little as 24 hours. If the clutch is viable, hatchies will emerge in 50 days.

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Hope everyone's season is coming along nicely!
 

Josiah Rossic

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Conditions this arv are just right for gravid turtles... I put the ELN's out at 3:15 for an hour, no success, I put the purvisi out at 4:30 and the first clutch is going into the ground right now. Nervous couple of hours ahead.
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[doublepost=1603010615,1603004906][/doublepost]Well she got this done JUST in time. The wind just kicked up something fierce and it's pouring rain. But we got the job done.

Compacted and disturbed nest site clearly visible to the trained eye.
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Excavating the nest chamber.

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Immediate egg retrieval, half an hour after being laid they cannot be rotated.

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14 in total, she's 4 up on last years clutch so she's a healthy girl.

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Into the incubator, 28 Degrees C. If all goes well and they're viable, I should see banding (calcification) in as little as 24 hours. If the clutch is viable, hatchies will emerge in 50 days.

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Hope everyone's season is coming along nicely!
Good luck man :).
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and it's pouring rain.
Ah ha! So you're the one getting all the rain!
 

Flaviemys purvisi

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Currently POURING rain here... Just what the ELN's were waiting for... Put them out and eggs are being laid within 5 mins.
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Hoping for a good sized clutch... She will lay 3 in the next 2 months, 1st one will be the biggest.
 

Ajar5

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Hey Kev, this is for you. You said you'd never seen hatchling dragons. Here is the first clutch of dwarf beardies (Pogona minor minor) hatching tonight.View attachment 330260 I'll get better pics later

Good stuff! Don't see minor in the hobby often, my mate used to have some Mitchelli and luckily bred some albinos. Pity they were blind from birth from memory like all albino beardies I believe..
 

dragonlover1

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Good stuff! Don't see minor in the hobby often, my mate used to have some Mitchelli and luckily bred some albinos. Pity they were blind from birth from memory like all albino beardies I believe..
I haven't heard of blind albino's although I have heard that albino's have trouble with UV and don't live very long.
Apparently ,I am 1 of the few in NSW who keep P.minor and this is my second season so hopefully I spread them around.
 
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