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RE: how big?

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Posted by: kensopher at Wed Jan 16 11:22:59 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by kensopher ]  
   

I was looking exclusively for information on turtles. I searched mainly the internet overall and scientific publications. Information on fora can be important, especially regarding husbandry, but I need a little more meat for a topic such as this. The mechanism you described would be a good start. I am wary, though, of unseen correlations. For example, a female reptile awaiting a breeding cycle will typically get advanced care in preparation and then during gravidity. In turtles especially, calcium supplementation is increased. A female laying infertile eggs may not have received the added care, and complications may result from this lack and not from the simple fact that the eggs were infertile.

I'll keep looking. Thanks for the info., Brad. I am fairly well hooked into the "turtle community" and this took me quite by suprise. I would tend to think that, if applicable to turtles, it would have come up with myself or other acquaintances before. Of course, it wouldn't be the first or last time that important information has eluded me.

I agree, in general, concerning Veterinarians. This individual, however, is very much above average.


   

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