100 is in the Egyptian bag!

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.

Russian Instahatch egg was not rushing to hatch.

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 […]

Marginated Instahatch #86 climbing out of the deli-cup.

#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!!!!!!

Instahatch #85 with a temporary tattoo!

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 […]

#84 Hatched and turned into #93 & #94

Russian instahatch egg #84 was laid on 4/6/19, shipped to Philadelphia, PA on 6/3/19, delivered on 6/4/19 and started to pip on 6/18/19. It took 14 days to hatch from the day of delivery and it incubated for a total of 73 days. The customer was so eggcited, he bought two more instahatch eggs that […]

Instahatch #80 showed up piping

Instahatch #80 was a Russian tortoise egg that was laid on 3/27/19.  It was shipped on 5/28/19 and traveled a little over 2,000 miles.  It was delivered on 5/2919, with a little drama.  The stork was delayed due to storms in the midwest, so it didn’t arrive until the late afternoon.  Though when it arrived, […]

Instahatch Gecko eggs!!!!

We don’t have geckos here at Tortstork, but a friend of mine sent me gecko eggs and they hatched yesterday!!!!  One was albino, which is pretty cool.  Apparently an albino gecko is not as rare as an albino tortoise, but still very eggciting for my kids and I to watch hatch.  I will admit, peeking […]

UPDATE on Tortoise born with Intestines outside body

A cherryhead tortoise hatched on 5/28/19 with Gastroschisis, which is a growth defect of the plastron not closing correctly. to see inside this tortoise click this link. This little tortoise has been doing really well.  It is having  hard time moving around due to its intestines hanging out, though it seems to be healing nicely.  I […]

Tortoise with Gastroschisis. Beware, this video is gross.

This cherry head tortoise decided to pip way too early. As it was hatching I noticed something was strange about its yolk sac. The tortoise had Gastroschisis; where the intestines are outside the body. For what ever reason, this little cherry head didn’t fully develop properly. It is currently alive, moving its head and is […]

Instahatch #74; The Russian Escape

Instahatch #74 was a Russian egg that was laid on 3/7/19, shipped to Braintree, Vermont on 5/6/19, delivered 5/7/19, and hatched 4 days later on 5/11/19 for a total of 66 days of development. The egg started to pip at 1254pm and was completely out of its egg at 652pm the same day.  Thats 5 […]