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Flaviemys purvisi

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Hi all, had a nice clutch of 10 ELN eggs laid on the afternoon of October 16. Incubating nicely at 26°.

First confirmed the presence of eggs in a gravid acting female...
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Then placed her in the outdoor laying pit where she roamed around for about 15 mins before selecting the ideal spot and began to excavate her nest chamber
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While she was busy I set about prepping the container the eggs would be placed into.
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Turned on and pre-set the incubator.
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Returned to the nesting turtle and waited until she'd finished laying and closed/compacted the nest (1 hour in total).


Then put her back into her aquarium and set about retrieving her eggs.
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Closed the now empty chamber after retrieving 10 eggs.
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Cleaned the eggs and positioned them into the dampened vermiculite.
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Into the incubator.
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After 24 hours of incubation all 10 eggs are showing signs of banding.
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5 days of incubation / banding progress... developing nicely.
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She'll lay her 2nd clutch in about a month's time.
 

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Hi all, had a nice clutch of 10 ELN eggs laid on the afternoon of October 16. Incubating nicely at 26°.

First confirmed the presence of eggs in a gravid acting female...
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Then placed her in the outdoor laying pit where she roamed around for about 15 mins before selecting the ideal spot and began to excavate her nest chamber
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While she was busy I set about prepping the container the eggs would be placed into.
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Turned on and pre-set the incubator.
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Returned to the nesting turtle and waited until she'd finished laying and closed/compacted the nest (1 hour in total).


Then put her back into her aquarium and set about retrieving her eggs.
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Closed the now empty chamber after retrieving 10 eggs.
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Cleaned the eggs and positioned them into the dampened vermiculite.
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Into the incubator.
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After 24 hours of incubation all 10 eggs are showing signs of banding.
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5 days of incubation / banding progress... developing nicely.
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She'll lay her 2nd clutch in about a month's time.
Hey good work man! Keep it up!
 

Flaviemys purvisi

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Hi all, 36 days after she laid her 1st clutch, she laid her second clutch for the season (on Monday afternoon). I'm thinking she will have a 3rd in 4 to 5 weeks time given she only laid 7 in clutch #2. Time will tell.

~Enjoy.
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To be continued in the next post...
 

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The hard work is done, the wait begins.

Few extra pics that were taken with the Nikon DSLR while she was in her egg laying trance - they're a little better than the old mobile phone jobs.
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Hi all, 36 days after she laid her 1st clutch, she laid her second clutch for the season (on Monday afternoon). I'm thinking she will have a 3rd in 4 to 5 weeks time given she only laid 7 in clutch #2. Time will tell.

~Enjoy.
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To be continued in the next post...
That’s a beautiful ELN!
 

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