Due to multiple requests, Helix got his own facebook page… Helix’ Facebook page
Helix has touched so many hearts across the world, from Unite states, Brazil, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Panama, Mexico, Africa, Russian, Japan, Canada, Australia, Ireland and Scotland. Im sure there are some places I’ve missed. Helix’s Story is inspiring to children and adults. I opened up the opportunity for people to draw Helix in their own […]
Helix hatched on July 31st, 2019. it was pretty deformed to the point where i thought i was going to have to euthanize it. Though as the days passed, Helix was making “strides.” He was scooting all over the incubator. I moved Helix to a growing container, like i do with all other hatchlings, and […]
Tortstork was honored to be highlighted in the August edition of Neighbors Magazine. It discusses my goals for colony assurance (captive breeding). It also talks about how I envision the hatch a tortoise instahatch egg to one day help the conservation of these amazing animals.
Some of our baby Egyptian eggs are starting to hatch. I was hoping these would be instahatch eggs and hatch in some lucky person’s incubator. This Egyptian egg was laid on 5/9/19. It piped on 7/31/19 and slowly is emerging at a tortoise’s pace. This little tortoise weighs around 4 grams.
Another Hypo redfoot has joined the future of Tortstork. This gorgeous little redfoot will be added to the hypo breeding colony we are building. This amazing orange/red baby is a great addition to our other hypo’s. Redfoots take 7 to 8 years to mature to breeding size, so we are many years away from a successful […]
The 100th instahatch egg was an Egyptian tortoise egg!!! It was shipped to Gainsville, Florida, 1,000 miles away. It was laid on 4/20/19, shipped on 6/27/19, delivered on 6/28/19, and started to hatch later that afternoon. It is doing fantastic and is super active.
Instahatch egg #83 was laid on 4/6/19, shipped to Tulsa, Oklahoma on 6/3/19, delivered on 6/4/19 and started to hatch on 6/22/19. 18 days after delivery. Talk about a stressful few weeks. I was confident that it was going to hatch because the customer kept sending me updates of candling pictures and it was progressing […]
#86 is a Marginated tortoise. It was laid 4/17/19, shipped to Albany, California on 6/17/19 (2,490 miles away), delivered on 6/18/19, and hatched on 6/20/19. It was so full of energy it climbed out of its deli cup!!!!!!
This Sulcata egg was laid on 3/5/19, shipped 6/17/19 to Willows, California, delivered 6/18/19, and hatched the same day!!! When i first started shipping freshly laid eggs, i placed temporary tattoos on the egg. My success rate for the freshly laid eggs were not very good, which is why i moved away from them and […]