• Welcome! Are you interested in tortoises? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our community is the #1 place for tortoise keepers to talk online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your tortoise and enclosure, and discuss any tortoise topic with other tortoise keepers. Get started today!

Egg exploded. Ehat to do?

paper_boy

Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2011
Messages
49
So one of my eggs just exploded. There are 6 eggs in there, one exploded, one dud, and 4 fertile. I wiped off the 4 good ones with dry paper towel and placed them in a different plastic container with in the same incubator.
There are 10 more eggs in different containers inside that said incubator.

Now my question is, would the explosion afgect the 4 other eggs inside that container? What about the other 10 inside the same incubator?
 

Attachments

Markw84

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Jan 17, 2012
Messages
3,483
Location (City and/or State)
Sacramento, CA (Central Valley)
So one of my eggs just exploded. There are 6 eggs in there, one exploded, one dud, and 4 fertile. I wiped off the 4 good ones with dry paper towel and placed them in a different plastic container with in the same incubator.
There are 10 more eggs in different containers inside that said incubator.

Now my question is, would the explosion afgect the 4 other eggs inside that container? What about the other 10 inside the same incubator?
I have never had an egg explode. I know most others seem to have it happen, but I've hatched over 1000 tortoise eggs with none exploding. And from what i can see, this egg is only 4 weeks along. Pretty early for an explosion. If you can outline your incubation method, perhaps we can offer a suggestion. From the looks and your choice to post in the star section, I assume these are Indian star eggs as opposed to Burmese stars?
 

wellington

Well-Known Member
Moderator
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
37,615
Location (City and/or State)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
If I remember from years ago correctly, it all needs to be cleaned and medium changed or bacteria will form and ruin the other eggs.
Maybe @Tom can confirm.
 

ZEROPILOT

Well-Known Member
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Jul 16, 2014
Messages
20,473
Location (City and/or State)
South Eastern Florida (U.S.A.)/Rock Hill S.C.
I have never had an egg explode. I know most others seem to have it happen, but I've hatched over 1000 tortoise eggs with none exploding. And from what i can see, this egg is only 4 weeks along. Pretty early for an explosion. If you can outline your incubation method, perhaps we can offer a suggestion. From the looks and your choice to post in the star section, I assume these are Indian star eggs as opposed to Burmese stars?
In your opinion, what would cause a bad egg to pop/ explode?
Is it a humidity thing?
 

paper_boy

Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2011
Messages
49
I have never had an egg explode. I know most others seem to have it happen, but I've hatched over 1000 tortoise eggs with none exploding. And from what i can see, this egg is only 4 weeks along. Pretty early for an explosion. If you can outline your incubation method, perhaps we can offer a suggestion. From the looks and your choice to post in the star section, I assume these are Indian star eggs as opposed to Burmese stars?
sorry for the late reply.
Yes indian star eggs. Get a microwavable container drill 8 holes,add vermiculite, 1:1 ratio by weight, and place in the incubator.
Temps are hovering around 30.8-31.7c.

Although this egg showed no signs of life after a month, I kept it because you never know. I was really bummed about it exploding because I had eggs before that reach 2 months before they stink and did not explode.

Anyway, I got all the other eggs inside and placed them inside another container with new medium. I also wiped with alcohol the insides of the incubator that might have been exposed to the explosion.
 

paper_boy

Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2011
Messages
49
If I remember from years ago correctly, it all needs to be cleaned and medium changed or bacteria will form and ruin the other eggs.
Maybe @Tom can confirm.
I did that. But I’m fearful for the eggs that were around the ones that exploded. I hope they make it
 

wellington

Well-Known Member
Moderator
Tortoise Club
5 Year Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
37,615
Location (City and/or State)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
I did that. But I’m fearful for the eggs that were around the ones that exploded. I hope they make it
From my understanding, as long as they weren't damaged at the time the eggs exploded and you cleaned up then that shouldn't have hurt anything.
I don't have any of my own experience with this, just what I am trying to remember reading from back in 2011 or so.
Good luck. Keep us posted.
 

paper_boy

Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2011
Messages
49
Some
From my understanding, as long as they weren't damaged at the time the eggs exploded and you cleaned up then that shouldn't have hurt anything.
I don't have any of my own experience with this, just what I am trying to remember reading from back in 2011 or so.
Good luck. Keep us posted.
springtails here and there but otherwise still good
 
Top