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Elongata hatchling -- neat color!

Discussion in 'Elongated and Forsten's tortoises' started by Huckleberry, Apr 25, 2018.

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  1. Huckleberry

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    I love the contrast on this recent hatchling!

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    Looks like no Elongata hatchling I ever seen.
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    That's a neat looking baby.
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    That's what I've been thinking too. It will be interesting to see what the colors do as it grows.
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    Yes it would, are you keeping this hatchling? Then you can post pictures from time to time. That would be nice.
    The only time I saw a dark Elongata was one from Italy. He was probably 2 years old or so. Very dark colorings, even his head. So different then my Turt. I was thinking of getting him, but I didn't.
    How many hatchlings do you have this season?
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I'd like to follow his/her progress too.

    The shell coloration is really interesting, but I love the all black legs and light head too. I love this species and I'm really fighting the temptation to jump in…

    Please post updates for us?


    @MichaelaW Have you seen this one? Check it out!
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    You share my same temptation!
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    Yes, I'll keep the pictures coming -- remind me :)! Here is a picture of its siblings from the same clutch.

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    This hatchling is my fourth this season. Sadly, I lost 8 eggs with fully formed torts inside. I have no idea what happened; there was no apparent cause -- obviously very disappointing.
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    We've been talking about this sort of thing in a couple of other threads. Might be a helpful tid bit in there somewhere for you, or you might have a puzzle piece to give to us.
    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/2018-incubation-experiment.165106/
    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/c-angulata-successful-hatching-gardenstatetortoise.164802/

    Let me know what you think.
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    Just a little reminder... :)
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    Sadly, I lost this little beauty to a brutal ant attack — talk about heart breaking!!!
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    Oh no how devastating I’m so sorry.
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    That's so sad. Sorry
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    Oh, I am so very sorry!! Also for bringing it up. That is indeed heartbreaking. *very sad*
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    Oh no. Shame, I am so sorry to read this.
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