10 Year Member!
- Feb 1, 2008
- Location (City and/or State)
- Somewhere in Florida
Reading the news this morning and I came across this.
I guess it's only slightly on topic, but it's not like there is a ton of AST conversation on here.
For me, any AST information is valuable.
Here are some papers that I've read that are informative and interesting reading too. And these papers would add knowledge for any potential keepers as well.
And although it's kind of hokey, visit the site Loggerhead Acres Turtle Farm and watch some of the videos.
Moler, P. E. 1996. Alligator snapping turtle
distribution and relative abundance. Florida Game
and Freshwater Fish Commission, Final Report 7544. 13pp.
Thomas, T. 2013
POPULATION STATUS, DISTRIBUTION, AND HOME RANGE OF THE ALLIGATOR
SNAPPING TURTLE (
) IN THE SUWANNEE RIVER,
Masters Thesis University of Florida
Ewert, M. A., and D. R. Jackson. 1994. Nesting ecology of the alligator snapping turtle (Macroclemys temminckii) along the lower Apalachicola River, Florida. Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, Nongame Wildlife Program Report NC89-020, Tallahassee, Florida. 45pp.