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Hatchlings! - Blue Iguana Recovery Program Blue Iguana Recovery Program

Hatchlings!

Feb 26th, 2008 | By | Category: Programme News

This year’s hatch of baby Blues is up to 23 now, nine each from our new founder female Elizabeth, and free roaming female Sapphire. The other 5 came from a younger free-roaming female, Red-White. This weekend the next wave of hatching is due to start, and a few days later we expect to take delivery of the new hatchling cages!

As each clutch hatches, we wait until most of the hatchlings are out, then carefully open the incubation box and take them out one by one. We wash off the egg fluid and adhering incuabtion medium, dry them, then weigh and measure them before we put them in their new homes for their first experience of the warming sun. Here Blue Iguana Warden Sam Addinall checks a baby blue over carefully, before bagging it for weighing.

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