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RE: Nice theory

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Posted by: EJ at Thu Sep 29 11:16:55 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EJ ]  
   

David, I thought you hatched out some Russians... Were the parents under 7 or 8 inches? That would be interesting to me. Every breeder that I have notes on has told me the smallest female that has produced eggs for them is 7 to 8 inches. I've never seen a WC animal offered that was much over 5 inches. I can honestly say I've seen thousands over the years. All of them under 6 inches and not much over 5.

All those offered on KS are in that size range.

Now another thought comes to mind. These exporters have been letting this size out for years... Where ARE the adults. Barry could be partially right in that the exporters are holding back the adults and harvesting the eggs or they have the adults penned and are harvesting the babies.

If that is the case, how are they comming into the country under the 4 inch rule.

I still believe that there are finally some tortoise breeders that are producing them in numbers from animals that that were imported earlier.


>>You're not suggesting that ALL of the baby Russians available this summer are the results of one guy's actions? What about all of those folks who've been keeping Russians for years?
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>>EJ, check Kingsnake classifieds to find adult Russians for sale.
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