Angulate Incubation

Tarryn

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I have managed to successfully hatch my first South African Angulate Bowsprit Tortoise! I have had a few unsuccessful attempts, and for those of you also interested in incubating this species, my winning method was as follows:

I used a standard Hovabator, it is an excellent dry air incubator. I used a vermiculite substrate, and incubated at a temperature of around 28 degrees Celsius, with 70% humidity. I see cracks forming in my other eggs so here’s hoping for more hatchlings 😁
 

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Thanks so much 🙂 gave baby it’s first little soak in the incubator 💜
 

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I have managed to successfully hatch my first South African Angulate Bowsprit Tortoise! I have had a few unsuccessful attempts, and for those of you also interested in incubating this species, my winning method was as follows:

I used a standard Hovabator, it is an excellent dry air incubator. I used a vermiculite substrate, and incubated at a temperature of around 28 degrees Celsius, with 70% humidity. I see cracks forming in my other eggs so here’s hoping for more hatchlings 😁
Congrats and thank you for sharing the details. Well done!

@Sterant will want to see this!
 

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Congrats and thank you for sharing the details. Well done!

@Sterant will want to see this!
That's great. Congratulations!! I am trying incubation in a hovabator at constant temp right now. I have hatched a number in the past not using an incubator (just using the natural temperature change in my tortoise room) but I have a few eggs going now in the incubator and they are doing fine so far.
 

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Soon....but not yet! 😉

Put me on that list too, Dan! I already picked South African leopards here in SC due to the similarity in climate, and I have a hypothesis that Angulates will thrive here.

To the original poster: Congrats! Really thrilling to see these hatch!
 

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Put me on that list too, Dan! I already picked South African leopards here in SC due to the similarity in climate, and I have a hypothesis that Angulates will thrive here.

To the original poster: Congrats! Really thrilling to see these hatch!
I will put you “ on the list”
 

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I will put you “ on the list”

How many adult C. Angulata are in the US? Did you start a stud book? Seems like that might be the way to go if there is a small founding stock. It would have been neat if someone did that with Egyptians back in the 90's.
 

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How many adult C. Angulata are in the US? Did you start a stud book? Seems like that might be the way to go if there is a small founding stock. It would have been neat if someone did that with Egyptians back in the 90's.
Yes - when I started the CAWG, I also started a studbook where I track everything that I am aware of. I do know of a few adults in the country that are not in the studbook either due to owners unwillingness to reveal what they own or a simple inability to find them.

Right now, as far as productive adults ( adults that have produced hatchlings more than once) I only know of 9. 5 are with me, the other 4 are not in the studbook but I know where they are. I would suspect there are more that I don't know about. Then there are another 6 adults that are in the studbook but aren't producing.

I also know of a couple recent importations where 10 or 15 WC animals were brought in from South Africa. We will have to see how they do as historically, WC animals don't do well once taken from SA. USA CB animals, on the other hand, have no issues I have seen.

If anyone reading this has any Chersina (in the USA) I would love to hear from you and get you involved in the studbook!

Dan
 

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I have managed to successfully hatch my first South African Angulate Bowsprit Tortoise! I have had a few unsuccessful attempts, and for those of you also interested in incubating this species, my winning method was as follows:

I used a standard Hovabator, it is an excellent dry air incubator. I used a vermiculite substrate, and incubated at a temperature of around 28 degrees Celsius, with 70% humidity. I see cracks forming in my other eggs so here’s hoping for more hatchlings 😁
2 weeks later hatched another Angulate, same method as above and took just under 3 months to hatch
 

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