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Old 05-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #1
Help helping a turtle.

Hey all, well I have a turtle that just laid eggs in my yard in Nc. This is not good. They always get eaten by a pest in the area. I would like to artificially incubate them. Then let them go as they hatch. I know snakes, but turtles aren't my forte. Could I get some help at humidity, heat, best way to incubate as I don't have my actual incubator.

Please hurry.

Old 05-05-2012, 09:24 AM   #2
Hi, hey is it possible that you can build some sort of wire mesh screen to protect the eggs from the pests?
Old 05-05-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
Lol no, I dont mean little squirrels I mean coyotes, raccoons, opossums.
Old 05-05-2012, 09:59 AM   #4
do you know what kind of turtle layed the eggs?
Old 05-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
I have some pictures. Not quite sure, I will admit.

I will upload to ohotbuxket and put them on hwree
Old 05-05-2012, 06:54 PM   #6
Here is a picture of mom.

I got 7 eggs. I candled them (d0nt know how turtle eggs form) but didnt see anything telling, or anything at all.

They are in 80 percent humidity at 80 degrees. I used spagum moss, vermiculite.

Hopefully it will due for now.

ANts were already on the scene adn i got stung about 40 times. Hands are all swollen so its hard to type, but can I get some species identification, info, more help?

Coyotes have been spotted already today, so I dug them out,
Old 05-11-2012, 12:25 AM   #7
I keep getting turtle eggs laid in the tank water...I gotta figure out whick one it is. Are the eggs still good if in water until i find them and get them out....can anyone help??
Old 07-30-2012, 01:21 AM   #8
Beautiful animal and thanks for trying to help her and her eggs out.
Old 07-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #9
I'm leaning toward a mature slider, but I'd need to see more head and body shots. 80/80 should be fine. You're a good person to take on the ants! As far as candling, you want to look for the red 'cheerio', as with other reptiles. Infertile eggs will look bright yellow and empty when candled.


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