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Calcium Soaks may be helping Hatchling?

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Posted by: amazoa at Wed Mar 31 13:05:04 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by amazoa ]  
   

This is basically my attempt to help what I call my SKULL HEADED redfoot hatchling make it. It broke thru the egg and after a week I noticed still a large yolk and a soft carapace and plastron. Without having a contol I can't be sure the soaks are helping but I have noticed the shell firming up and I'm quite encouraged. Just ground up a 600 mg calcium pill mixed with warm water and the tortoise sits for 15 min. twice a day. Your thoughts on if you think this helps. With the yolk obviously acting as a semi-permeable membrane I can't help but believe it has an impact. More on it's progress later---Richard






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