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Chinese soft shell question????

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Posted by: crazycodykadunk at Mon Dec 25 10:06:13 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by crazycodykadunk ]  
   

Hello everyone merry christmas.

i am currently on a 3 month vacation in thailand. and have bin to a couple of the local pet stores if u can call them that there different then america and sell mostly fish. they do sell chinese soft shells about the size of a quarter and cost 10 american cents. there all very very healthly. the thai tradition is to buy the turtles and release them at a buddist temple. the idea is that they will let the turtles go and will have a long life like a turtle. now i have bin to a number of buddist temples and have seen these turtles in very large ponds and i have to say the soft shells are huge.

now my question is how big do chinese soft shells get?

some of the turtles i have seen have a shell measure of over 6 feet in length. i have bin able to get within inches of them since they come to any one they see for any food they might drop in. now all the books i have read say that they dont get much bigger then 10-12 inches. i have tryed to think if it could be a different species but they come from released animals in a pet store and i have asked the people there and they have only kept and had chinese soft shells for year and never had any other species of soft shells.

thanks a lot
Cody ⤴
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