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3 little platynota

Discussion in 'Indian Star and Burmese Star tortoises' started by mrnewberry, May 3, 2018.

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  1. mrnewberry

    mrnewberry Well-Known Member

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    # 1
    255g

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    330g

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    Markw84 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Allen:

    I love to play this game so I will play with you. It is too early to tell so I am guessing to see how it comes out.

    Right now I would guess:
    #1 I'd give 55:45 its a female
    #2 65:35 female
    #3 65:35 male

    Please keep updating! I want to see how they come out. I think we will be able to tell by about 600g for a faster growing platynota.
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    Thanks for playing!

    I suppose I should lock in my guesses:

    # 1 M Based mainly on slower growth.
    # 2 F Based mainly on faster growth.
    # 3 M. Slower growth and anal scutes look a bit male to me.
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    Markw84 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    My experience has been that males and females grow pretty much at the same rates (IF I really pick apart the charts, after the fact, the males do grow a little bit slower but its not that noticeable) until about 900g - 1000g. Then the female take off and grow much faster.

    I agree the anal scutes look more male on #3, but from above, #3 has the most female shape!!
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    Tricky guessing. Thanks for your insights.
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    C190C8AC-9BC0-435C-86A8-E815AA0DB51D.jpeg This one just went over 300g at today’s weighing. (#1 in the previous posts)
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    96C85010-3892-487E-B73B-51B093FD26CB.jpeg This girl? #2 above just went over 400g yesterday.
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    I have had males start flashing me as early as 300g and only about a year old. However, I have had some that look female up until 600-700g before they flash me. So I would wait until they are around 800g or so before calling it a female.
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    Very nice growth by the way. They look great.
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    Definitely to early to know. But, it is fun to guess.
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    Congrats very nice.
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    My smallest and my largest. The smallest just went over 300g a couple of days ago. The largest was 473g today. 47B281FF-E96E-40E6-BB4E-B3491E230EE2.jpeg
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    My largest tortoise just went over 500g today.
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    My middle sized tortoise just went over 400g today.
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    I have now had these guys for one year. They seem to have done well and are at least 10x the weight of their first weigh in on the day after I received them.
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    They look fantastic, excellent job over the first year!
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    I envy you, those are beautiful stars and smooth shells also!
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    I’m amazed how smooth their shells are coming out. My humidity is 80% at all times and soaks every day. My little Burmese Star still getting some raised scutes. Nothing bad, but I wonder if genetics plays a role in this species or they require 90%+ humidity. How are your humidity levels?
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