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Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) egg, 20 days

Fertile Angulate tortoise egg at 20 days of incubation. Notice the developing white band, known as chalking, around the egg. Soon the whole egg will be white in color.

Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) egg, 45 days

Same Angulate tortoise egg at 45 days of incubation. Notice the developing embryo spot.

Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) egg, 45 days

Other side of the same egg at 45 days.

Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) egg, 49 days

Same Angulate tortoise egg at 49 days.

Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) egg, 55 days

Same egg at 55 days of incubation.

Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) egg, 67 days

Same egg at 67 days. This photo shows the increased size of the embryo. After this, I didn't candle the egg anymore. Just waited for it to hatch. :O)

Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) hatching

Same egg. The baby pipped at 126 days and hatched at 129 days.

 

Related pages: Angulate courtship, nesting, incubation, hatchlings

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