Well today is day #66 of incubation for the 3rd and final clutch of ELN's for 2019's breeding season and there's already movement at the station. Both Clutches 1 and 2 hatched from day #78 and they've all already found new homes which just leaves me with these 5 to feed, so it looks like I'm going to get to turn my incubator off a week or so earlier than expected which is fine by me as it's been running non stop now since 24/10/19. It's been Autumn for just a week and the adult turtles are already at it again. Old incubator won't get much of a spell. LOL --- Automatic Post Merged, Mar 12, 2020, Original Post Date: Mar 7, 2020 --- The 1st one snuck out yesterday while I was at work bang on day #70. The second one is at work breaking out now. This image below depicts typically how ELN's hatch... upside-down and completely folded in half from head to tail. ELN eggs split right down the middle of the top of the egg whilst short-necks break out of one end of their egg. It takes several hours for their shells to assume the normal shape after emerging from the egg. ELN's are folded end to end, (head to tail) inside their eggs whereas all short-necked species are folded in half the other way, (from the side.) For those who can't really see what's going on... the turtle's head is at the bottom of the photo and its backside and hind limbs are at the top of the egg and there's a fold/crease right across the middle of the plastron. --- Automatic Post Merged, Mar 15, 2020 --- Only one left to hatch now... Harvesting live food from several buckets of rainwater placed around the garden back in November last year. First feed... Takes them about 15 seconds to switch on to the movement and start smashing them. --- Automatic Post Merged, Mar 27, 2020 --- 2 weeks old now and adapting well to aquarium life.