#71 and #72 were both Cherryhead tortoise eggs, from same clutch, same ship date, same delivery date. They both traveled around 600 miles. #71 was shipped to Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. #72 was shipped to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. #71 piped 7 days after being delivered (total days incubated 101). #72 piped 16 days after being delivered (total days incubated 110). One could hypothesize that shipping the eggs caused a little shock in the #72 egg and it took longer to hatch, but I held back one egg from that same clutch. The one I held back started to pip a day before #72 (total days incubated 109). It is a reminder that even hundreds of miles away doesn’t stop Mother Nature. If I kept all three here, I’m pretty confident that it would not have altered their hatch dates, an assumption, we may never know the answer to. Though having 2 eggs hatch within 24 hours of each other and 600 miles away, still blows my mind. Tortstork is proving weekly that tortoise eggs are a lot more resilient than we originally theorized.