Late Hatching Burmese Star

Tom

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Its been about 6 weeks since my last clutch of Burmese Stars hatched and I had one egg left. When I candled it, it looked viable and solid. I left it in the incubator for a couple of weeks after its last clutch mate hatched and then I figured I'd chuck it. I'm all done for the whole season with all eggs from all species, except for this one egg. I checked it again on the day I decided to chuck it and it still didn't stink and its still looked good, so I decided to shut down the otherwise empty giant incubator freezer, and I took this lone egg to the warm reptile room at the ranch where temps in summer fluctuate between 82 and 91. Over the weeks, I've looked over at this egg and repeated figured it would start to stink and be in need of chucking.

Good thing I didn't chuck it! This little one just hatched out of it:
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His appearance is quite unique. Here is what they usually look like right after hatching:
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I think I will keep this one for a while and see how the color develops.
 

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HaHa!! I love his personality already.. he’s like “in your face, I’ll show you!!”
Too Cute!!!
 
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Ahhh, a special one... If only you could ship it to me. Lol
 

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This one makes 50 by the way. I was at 49 and hated that number. I wanted an even 50 and this new little one made it happen! I'll sleep so much better at night now.

50 is a very tidy number. Congratulations!
 

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Here is the new little man with his clutcmates. This little one makes a total of 10 hatchlings out of 11 in the clutch. The other ones grew faster, so I moved them into the general population. The pic shows the size difference after six weeks for the slowest growers.
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@Tom

really interested to see if this one comes in with very wide bands or simply has very large "aerolae" to the scutes.

Beautiful!
I intend to keep this one and see how it develops. I'll keep posting picture updates as time passes.
 

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Nice going with this little guy, i guess patience really is a virtue, and you had everything to gain in just waiting it out.

Looking forward to your continued updates.
 

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Nice going with this little guy, i guess patience really is a virtue, and you had everything to gain in just waiting it out.

Looking forward to your continued updates.
Every time I though I would just throw it out and be done with it, I could hear Yvonne's voice in my head: "Leave it until it explodes or rots…"
 

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That is awesome Tom. I can't wait to see the pictures as he grows to see the outcome of the pattern.
 
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