Mushrooms... or not....

Jacqui

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This morning, when I was at the local WalMart, I picked up some mushrooms for the tortoises. Normally, I get big ones, but today all they had were the small white ones about quarter size. When I feed mushrooms, I just toss them all around the enclosure so they have to "hunt" for them. I was standing at the enclosure with erosas just a tossing away. I had one just barely at the edge of my view to my right. My mind was sorta wandering and it crossed my mind that the tortoise looked like she was nesting. I started to leave the area, but decided to check the tortoise out more. At that point, she had left the spot she had been sitting. Another female was approaching the spot going after one of the mushrooms that had ended up there. I looked closer and yep there was a mushroom, but also three eggs. :)
 

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So it all makes sense now. Throw mushrooms, if you want eggs. Brilliant.
 

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Something's gotta work, right?
 

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Excellent, So did she lay them on the surface or was she just about to cover them up in a ditch she dug?
 

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Yay!!! I hope they hatch for you ;)
I'm not familiar with hingebacks. How long might they take in the incubator?
 

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Are these the ones, you have trouble finding the nests?
 
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