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RE: "temperature sexed"- how reliable

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Posted by: juswanderin at Sun Mar 21 09:46:57 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by juswanderin ]  
   

So, to summarize: the easiest, most reliable way to sex tortoises takes the longest time- wait until the animals are sexually mature and then look. Subadult animals can be sexed by endoscopy, prices and presumably quality of the person doing it vary greatly. Temperature dependent sex determination is an interesting phenomenon, but a sex-indeterminate hatchling is just that and buying a hatchling as "male" or "female" is making a possible error that can't be discovered for years.
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