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Gestation period?

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Posted by: clemmysman at Sat Feb 28 14:00:55 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by clemmysman ]  
   

ticman12 asked in July '08:

Once a male and a female breed, is there any sign that the female has been successfully bred, ie. that she is gravid? How long after successful breeding does the female start getting restless and ready to lay the eggs?

My VIRGIN [ raised from hatchlings.. note the dates in all of the pics ] females bred for the first time in early May.. the first eggs were layed in late July.



I found this nest [ FIRST one EVER ].. a couple days after it was laid.. I didn't really know what to look for.



And this is the first pic I could find of an egg-laying female..[ without digging out old CD's ]



So I figure it takes about 80-85 days for the eggs to develop in a "mature" female.

The females were 10"-11" and the males were 10"-10.5".

With so many variables to go wrong [ ALL of this was new to me then also ].. including 'size/age' of males and female.. this didn't happen until late Feb.



Take a guess if I still have that hatchling?

Hope this helps.

Terry
Turtletary.com


   

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