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Posted by: bradtort at Thu Sep 29 14:00:33 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bradtort ]  
   

My russian females produced eggs at about 6" and 1000 grams.

My largest female is now 7". My other has been at about 6.25" for a few years now.

It seems there are larger and smaller varieties (subspecies?). Or at least the ones I've seen in the pet trade fall into two categories:

1) Large (males over 5", females over 6" ) with a light-yellowish background and a more domed carapace (what I have now)

2) Smaller, flatter, darker. I've only seen males and they seem to be around 4.5".

I can't claim much experience with the pet trade. Two of my three adults are adoptees. I'm fortunate in that they all appear to be of the same type. My 4th almost-adult is the offspring of the adoptees, and he is close to 5" at 3.5 years of age.


   

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