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My Indian stars

Discussion in 'Indian Star and Burmese Star tortoises' started by NorCal tortoise guy, Aug 31, 2018.

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  1. NorCal tortoise guy

    NorCal tortoise guy Well-Known Member

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    I got this group from 3 different breeders over the last year and a half or so. I have really been enjoying watching them grow!
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    They look great! How about some closer shots, especially the larger one in the middle...sort of looks like a Burmese pattern from a distance
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    I believe number 5 is the one you are talking about?

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    Beautiful!
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    Thank you!!!
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    So beautiful.
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    Thank you I have waited a long time to work with this species and have really been enjoying myself
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    NorCal tortoise guy Well-Known Member

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    The largest of my stars is now 4 inchs and two others are not far behind at what size will I reliably be able to guess there sex?
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    4 inches is the size I can usually tell the sex of an Indian star. Post some tail pictures and we can give you our best guess.
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    My first pair were slightly larger than 4 inches (plastron) when I received them, and the difference in general shell shape (tubular vs rounded)/anal scutes was fairly obvious. According to my notes, the male started flashing regularly during soaks around 325 grams.
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    This one is 4 inches

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    This one is 3 1/2 inches

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    This one is 3 1/4 inches
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    First one looks to be a female, the second one looks male and third looks male. This is just a guess from those pictures. Any concaving?

    Males start flashing around 300g. So that’s a dead giveaway.
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    Thanks for the guesses I know I'm rushing things a little haha
    No concaving on any of them yet. I will be sure to watch out for flashers
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    These 3 have put on some good size in the last few monthst and I’m starting to believe I’ve got 1 male and 2 females
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    Believe this one to be female
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    Believe this one to be female
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    Know this one to be male he flashed last night!
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    I agree with your evaluation of their gender.
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    Thanks for your input
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    It's been awhile since I've posted, but indeed 2 females and a male. A perfect trio.
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    I have no idea how I got so lucky!
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    Beautiful patterns
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