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    I had a mommy Eastern Painted Turtle dig a nest & lay eggs in my back yard yesterday! I have pics, but for some reason the connection here at work is SSSSLLLLLLOOOOOWWWW, so I will have to try and remember to post them when I get home.

    Woo hoo!

    Any of you herpos out there know the average gestation period for these guys? I read it was between 72 and 76 days....So baby turtles in the middle of August.
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    i've been trying to get both my male and female to mate for some time now, but she just ain't reciprocating...he's old...she's young. And I think that sounds about right for average gestation...faster with warmer temps and more females too.

    Just watch out when the hatchlings come out since many predators love the taste of baby turtle.

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    When I was a kid, I used to run across turtle nests from time to time. It was cool. That was back in the day of frog eggs, bird nests, June bugs, catepillars, mud pies and swinging on vines and tire swings.
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    Here we go! Woo hoo!





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    *pop's out another*

    Did you get to count how many eggs? Did you do reasearch on how long they stay their? Ever had turttle soup?

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    Very neat! Be sure no one tramples it or something! Be sure to keep us up to date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Did you get to count how many eggs? Did you do reasearch on how long they stay their? Ever had turttle soup?
    Clutch: 4 to 10 eggs
    gestation 72 to 76 days

    And NO to the turtle soup! Shame on you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes_ak @ June 03 2006,1:23)]Ever had turttle soup?
    It's yummy! I have found the most interesting foods here in south Louisiana. It appears that cajuns will eat just about anything - pigeon, squirrel, opossum, alligator, turtle, nutria, snake, frog, etc. If it runs, swims, of slithers it is food. It appears that the only unusual food here is insect. LOL.
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