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(Low)Temperature and digestion in spring

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Posted by: tobias79 at Fri Mar 7 17:40:04 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tobias79 ]  
   

Dear snapper people

I have a question about digestion/temperature.

Yesterday I raised the water temperature in the tank of my hibernating alligator snapping turtle. The temperature was raised to 61 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) . Today I did a small experiment and gave him a clam, and he ate it in spite of the low temperature.

Do you think I need to raise the temperature a few degrees now, to avoid digestion problems? Or is the turtle "clever" enough only to feed, when the temps are high enough for digestion.

Would it cause trouble if the temperature dropped again?
Does anyone have some experience in this topic, that they would like to share?

Best regards,
Tobias Rasmussen (Denmark)


   

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