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Posted by mikecoscia on March 12, 2003 at 07:19:30:

In Reply to: Re: They are here! and question posted by ike420 on March 11, 2003 at 20:14:43:

Well I believe there size is related to there diet and possibly temps I keep them at. They are fed crix every other day (used to be every day when they where little). Fruit is usually given once a week, if they are lucky twice. As far as temps go I keep them at 75-78F day and night all year long. When I first started keeping cresteds I played with all fruit and all crix diet. The hatchlings on all crix grew much faster and larger in the months before I sold them, as one would think. If the trend continues it would lead to larger adults. The all fruit hatchlings might end up being just as big, but it would def take a longer period of time if ever. If you look at other species of rhacs you also see similar trends. Aurics and Leachies whose diet usually consists of more fruit, take a much longer time to reach maturity and full size (esp Leachies where it can be over 2 years). It is impossible to tell though as long term experiments are required to tell for sure. However I betting on my assumption =).
-Mike



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