This cherry head tortoise decided to pip way too early. As it was hatching I noticed something was strange about its yolk sac. The tortoise had Gastroschisis; where the intestines are outside the body. For what ever reason, this little cherry head didn’t fully develop properly. It is currently alive, moving its head and is […]
Instahatch #74 was a Russian egg that was laid on 3/7/19, shipped to Braintree, Vermont on 5/6/19, delivered 5/7/19, and hatched 4 days later on 5/11/19 for a total of 66 days of development. The egg started to pip at 1254pm and was completely out of its egg at 652pm the same day. Thats 5 […]
#71 and #72 were both Cherryhead tortoise eggs, from same clutch, same ship date, same delivery date. They both traveled around 600 miles. #71 was shipped to Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. #72 was shipped to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. #71 piped 7 days after being delivered (total days incubated 101). #72 piped 16 days after being delivered […]
This unboxing video was sent to me by a customer who clearly is beyond excited to receive her tortoise. Sydney is a first time tortoise owner and she did everything by the books! Asked the right questions, built her enclosure prior to delivery, and most important, she did her research on how to properly care […]
Instahatch eggs #55, #56 and #57 are Leopard instahatch eggs that were shipped to me from friend back on 4/17/19 and delivered on 4/18/19. They were shipped on DD (developmental day) 95. The first one hatched on 5/11/19. It took 23 days from the day of delivery to hatch. The total DD was 119. The […]
Instahatch egg #64 was an Eastern Hermann’s (Testudo hermanni boettgeri). It was laid on 3/3/19, shipped on 3/29/19, delivered on 4/30/19 and hatched 5/1/19. This egg was shipped to Iowa to a young girl named Lola. About a year ago Lola’s mom contacted me via facebook to tell me that her daughter was really into […]
This is instahatch egg #55 that was shipped to me from a friend in Connecticut. It was laid on 1/12/19, shipped on 4/17/11 and started to hatch on 5/10/19. This is a time lapse of it hatching. I hope you enjoy.
#59 < are Sicilian Western Hermann’s from the region of Madonie. They are unique in the fact that Tortstork is the only breeding program in the united states producing F2 (second generation) captive bred hatchlings from this particular region. But that isn’t what makes these two eggs so inspiring. These two eggs went to a […]