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Markw84

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You have to consider the fact that Tom Leuteritz published his PhD thesis from which this chart was taken in 2002; hence he probably did this study sometime in the late 90's to 2001, so the technology may not have been able to capture the details which can be had with today's instruments. I know he told me that the eggs were taking much longer to hatch than he had anticipated, and he had to replace the 6 month batteries with 1 year ones to continue getting his data.

Thanks for the input, Bill.

Yes the nests in that study were most all 2000, with one from 1999. SO we are talking almost 20 years ago. SO much has happened since then with the equipment we meer mortals have access to now! We can now see a complete time profile of the temperatures. I do that with every clutch of G platynota eggs I incubate. Would love to see if in a few in situ nests. I'm trying to get the Park Warden at Minsontaung Wildlife Sanctuary to put a few data loggers in some nests for me for G platynota. Communication is very slow and somewhat limited by her limited English and my total lack of Burmese!
 

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You have to consider the fact that Tom Leuteritz published his PhD thesis from which this chart was taken in 2002; hence he probably did this study sometime in the late 90's to 2001, so the technology may not have been able to capture the details which can be had with today's instruments. I know he told me that the eggs were taking much longer to hatch than he had anticipated, and he had to replace the 6 month batteries with 1 year ones to continue getting his data.
Right. Good point.
 

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man Blake iam really interested in getting a radiated tortoise are you selling i would love to buy one!! ???

Howdy! I’m sure I’ll need to make space at some point but probably not until next year ...if I have the heart to part with any of these guys. Lol
 

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Keep posting updated pics.

That last single photo, has a lot.comeing in. Would love to see it in another month or 2.
 

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They are looking great, you keep weights?

How do you keep them ? Closed chamber?



let me know when you want to sell #1 and/or #2
 

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Thanks! Yes I do track their weight. This is my first clutch ever so I didn’t realize how important numbering them was since I’d get them all mixed up with tracking weight. Numbered them and started fresh tracker a month ago. They stay in a closed chamber 85%-100% humidity. Always over 80 degrees. Basically an enclosure like the one in link below. I just ordered an animal plastics one though which will give a much better view point from the side so I’ll be switching them over once it’s received.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055FSKPW/?tag=exoticpetnetw-20
 

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Thanks! Yes I do track their weight. This is my first clutch ever so I didn’t realize how important numbering them was since I’d get them all mixed up with tracking weight. Numbered them and started fresh tracker a month ago. They stay in a closed chamber 85%-100% humidity. Always over 80 degrees. Basically an enclosure like the one in link below. I just ordered an animal plastics one though which will give a much better view point from the side so I’ll be switching them over once it’s received.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055FSKPW/?tag=exoticpetnetw-20
I use the that same raised garden , and home built enclosure.
 

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2B20A8C5-120F-4553-A033-04F353E3F445.jpeg Momma is starting to dig. Hopefully will have the first clutch of the year today! She always selects a hill facing south.
 
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