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Carapace length at hatching.

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 10:10 pm
by MissT
Hi there. Does anyone know the shell length of a newly hatched RES? I found a new hatchling, probably hatched the day before. I forgot to measure his carapace so I could keep track of growth. Perhaps keepers who have hatched RES would know this. It is a charming and greedy little creature, I am feeding him or it as the guidelines here. Thank you for any response.

Re: Carapace length at hatching.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:32 am
by steve
Usually about 1". Does he still have his yolk sac and egg tooth?

Re: Carapace length at hatching.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:01 am
by MissT
No signs of neonatality such as egg tooth or yolk sac. He must have been a bit older than I thought when I found him, up on a hill between two ponds. I guess he had be out and about a few days trying to make it back to the water.