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Nesting Behavior


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Tortoise Club
Platinum Tortoise Club
Mar 6, 2016
Location (City and/or State)
Albany, NY
Would it be a bad thing if I did an experiment of my own and tried buring a nesting tray for my female to nest in? I would bury it where she likes to normally nest and once she has laid her eggs (if I can get it right that she nests in the nesting tray), just transfer the tray to incubation. I want to test the soil acidity theory. I would obviously need to get the diapause and heating correct as well.
I suspect that if you bury a nesting tub outside where she usually nests, she will no longer nest there!