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My RES lives in a 10 gallon tank with a basking light and rocks in my classroom. Last week we notices four small white balls covered in a sort of mucus. Are these aggs? Where did they come from. THis turtle (don\'t know if it is male or female) has not been around any other turtle for at least 6 months. Please let me know what these egg-like things are and what should I do with them.
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Are they hard? Or just goo? RES can have eggs without a male. I don\'t know much about eggs though, sorry.
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go??
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You know, slimy, yucky, glooky, nasty, mucky, GOOOOOOOOOO! lol :D
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weird things to know about turtles
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sounds really yucky although i think turtles are so sweet that they are and never have anything yucky :D
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if they\'re eggs, then they\'re eggs. lol if they\'re goo, they may be unfertilized.
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that goo thing..i would like to know more..hmmm
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Water Turtle Eggs
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* If your water turtle has laid eggs in the water, and you didn\'t remove them
within a couple of hours, the eggs are probably dead. The reason is that the
eggs are deprived of oxygen and they die.

* If your female turtle has not seen a male for more than two years, then the
eggs are probably infertile. Fertile eggs are usually covered with a sticky mucus.

1. Remove eggs after laying. DO NOT TURN OVER THE EGGS. (It is OK to mark the top
with a magic marker or a bit of charcoal).

2. Incubate in a box with moistened Vermiculate (equal parts of water and vermiculite
BY WEIGHT). You get Vermiculate at garden centers. Make small depressions into the
vermiculite and an gently position the eggs. If eggs stick together, you may try
to separate them, but if they don\'t come apart easily, it\'s better to just leave
them alone.

Refer to the sheet on breeding turtles for more information.
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http://www.turtlecare.net/eggs.htm
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if she hasnt been near another turtle well then the eggs will be infertile i dont no about turtles but dogs can fake a pregnancy maybe its the same
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yes turtles have such things too:)
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