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growth rates of different species

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Posted by: megalon at Sat Aug 16 16:54:35 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by megalon ]  
   

has anyone ever noticed the differences in growth rates in various species?what i mean is,when i got my red cheek and my salvinii,they were both roughly a month old,so were not much bigger than hatchlings.if you've seen hatchlings of both species,you can imagine the size difference.now,a couple months later,the red cheek is a little bigger than the salvinii,both turtles a hair over 2 1/2".they both get fed the same,at the same time,etc.kept in the exact same conditions,too-tanks are side by side.
my working theory is that because red-cheeks are so small at hatching,they are more vulnerable than hatchling salviniis,and thus have a faster metabolism so that they can grow faster.
anyone else wanna weigh in?
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1.1 cb spotted turtles (parker(f),stinky(m))
0.0.1 cb baby red cheek mud (pickles)
0.0.1 cb baby chiapas musk (chomper)
0.0.1 cb ally snapper (gamera)
1.0 cb homo sapien(kaelan,5)

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