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Leopard tortoises incubation questions

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Posted by: TomD at Mon Oct 25 15:25:31 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by TomD ]  
   

Surprise, my female leopard just layed 12 eggs and the male seemed at least a year away from the size needed. Anyway, the eggs are now in my snake incubator at 82 degrees. they are in the usual plastic box on vermiculite just like my snakes. Now- is this the correct setup for tortoise eggs, how do they differ from snakes? do they need more ventilation, humidity, etc..? What about the diapause? how long and at what temperature and when during the incubation? Can you candle the eggs and see how things are working? I plan the raise the incubator to 86 degrees once I have a plan about this diapause.
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