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Re: Nathan's questions


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Posted by yagotter on April 24, 2003 at 15:25:07:

In Reply to: Pig, ornate male posted by nathana on April 24, 2003 at 08:10:52:

Hi Nathan,
I've never seen any three-toed young look anything but like three-toed young. In fact, my one ornate seems to avoid the three-toed and gulf coast box turtles, males and females. Most interactions I've seen are male-to-male, and end with the larger eastern subsp. males (triunguis and major) starting down the ornate, or making open-mouth gestures at him. No attempted matings that I've seen between ornate Pig and any of the females.

Of all the adult box turtles, Pig the ornate I have the most health problems with, and for this reason never pursued an adult female, though I've had friends offer.

By the way: your hatchlings are very well and healthy; I have only photos from the fall but I will take some in the next few days and send them your way, or post them here. I finally moved them yesterday into an outdoor hardware-cloth pen, inside the adult enclosure.

Mike


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