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Temperature and sex determination


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Posted by Brian Macker on January 12, 2003 at 20:06:03:

I know that the sex ratio that hatches out of a clutch of turtle eggs is influenced by the incubation temperature. Does anyone know if this applies to snakes. In particular, can I control the sex ratio of my garters by holding my snakes at higher or lower temps during gestation? I know they thermoregulate so this may be hard to do but I was wondering if there was any hard data.


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