Has anybody on here ever incubated tortoise eggs? I am giving it a go on behalf of a friend. I have them in a bird egg incubator with the turning off, set to 30 degrees and 75% humidity. I have never done this before and have been reading information on the internet. It says to half bury them in a medium, vermiculite is best. I tried to get vermiculite from a few places like gardening centers and hardware shops but had no luck. As i didn't want to leave them too long before incubating them i have settled with grit sand.
Do you think this will be ok or do you think the sand may get too hot and cook the bottom of the eggs?