My female is finally laying her eggs. At least I think that's what she is doing. She has dug a deep hole (about 30cm diagonally into an earth-sand mix) yesterday morning, then turned round and has been sitting there for a whole day and a whole night, motionlessly. Her eyes are alert and she has taken on the dark colour of the earth. I wonder whether I shall be concerned about her sitting there for so long? I hope there is nothing bad happening to her. Stray cats, for example, are known for hiding under a bush when they are sick and they wait there motionlessly to die, which can take several days. I hope she is not slowly dying in her earth hole? It is her first time. How much time have your females spent in the earth hole for egg laying?