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Big eggs, big young

2012-12-08

Big eggs, big young
The group of archachatina marginata suturalis had already laid two clutches of 6 eggs each, weeks ago. That seems little but the eggs are 1 to 1.5 cm long and therefore much larger than with other species. It takes a long time for them to hatch, but today it was time and the first egg has broken open. The young must try to crawl out of the eggshell, which is not always easy, but this time it went very smoothly. The other eggs will likely hatch over the next few days.