EGGS!

I received two eggs on May 18th from a female Geoemyda japonica!  Both looked good initially but only one ended up being fertile.  I’m very excited about this one egg as I can see the eyeball and the outline of the turtle when I candle it.  Candling the egg requires the use of a flashlight.  I used an LED flashlight as it’s brighter and doesn’t heat the egg up because it doesn’t produce much heat.  Here are the egg measurements:  Egg #1 49.29mm x 23.52mm, Egg #2 43.35mm x 23.98mm.

 

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A second Geoemyda japonica mating for the year

This female already laid one clutch of eggs from a different male.  Today she mated with a new male and I’m hoping she will lay one more clutch before the season is over.  Turtles can retain sperm for a long time but hopefully this new sperm will take and it will be a slightly different bloodline from the other male.  I want her to get used to this newer male.  He is younger and more vibrant but she still prefers the other older and bigger male.

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