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RE: Adult Russians...

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Posted by: EJ at Thu Sep 29 15:12:38 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EJ ]  
   

Here's the guy I was looking for...

I don't agree with the different forms just yet. I know in the case of leopards there is a minimum size at wich the females produce and there is a drastic diference between the minimum size and the maximum size.

Has the 6.25" animal laid viable eggs?


>>My russian females produced eggs at about 6" and 1000 grams.
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>>My largest female is now 7". My other has been at about 6.25" for a few years now.
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>>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:
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>>1) Large (males over 5", females over 6" ) with a light-yellowish background and a more domed carapace (what I have now)
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>>2) Smaller, flatter, darker. I've only seen males and they seem to be around 4.5".
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>>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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