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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:24 pm   Hard White Substance

I just got home and found this in the bottom of my turtle tank. It is just two turtles inside the tank and I did not find anything it could have fallen off of so I think one of the turtles pooped it out. It is hard and slippery and does not smell like anything.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:21 am   Re: Hard White Substance

Could it have been a egg? Do you have any pictures?
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:24 am   Re: Hard White Substance

They are just two girls so didn't think it would be an egg I thought I attached a picture.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:27 am   Re: Hard White Substance

Here is the picture
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:36 am   Re: Hard White Substance

Girls kept alone can still lay unfertilized eggs (like chickens). It does look like a malformed egg to me.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:06 pm   Re: Hard White Substance

It is a egg, unfortunately some will drop eggs in the water unfertilized as mentioned and she may be going to drop more. Even when a nesting area is provided, sometimes they will still let them go into the water and others will use the nesting area. I would double check the sexes but yes females can do that without a male present.
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