LEPRACUTTAS IN THE FLESH

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Yup in the flesh ….the Lepracutta siblings. At almost 2 years old these two are growing big. Starting life at a mere 30 grams , now up into the poundage range. Silly ( the lighter one ) has more tell tell signs of the Sullie in growth rate, carapace shape, leg and head shapes as well as scaling and also the one with the most personality. “ Billy” ( darker one) ….more Leo attributes , and a little more on the shy side. Both have and still going through some amazing transitions. Great torts to have within my collection , and LQQKERS to boot!

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My question will be, how big is oldest lepracutta known in captivity?
Do they inherit burrowing gen?
 

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They do have wonderful patterns. more like a sulcata, but with the leopard pattern almost hidden in the background.
 

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They are beautiful. Interesting how the one has more of a sully face and the other more Leo face.
 

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wellington said:
They are beautiful. Interesting how the one has more of a sully face and the other more Leo face.

Barb ….yes one of the most different characteristics’ I notice right off the bat when viewing them side by side . Also front legs look different as well as their rear end~ :p ( the darker one has more of a Leo butt…while the other a Sullie “tush”. :rolleyes:


Yellow Turtle said:
My question will be, how big is oldest lepracutta known in captivity?
Do they inherit burrowing gen?

I would guestamate around 7-10 years as far as age....... the size ? I do know someone who has a subadult probably around 30 pounds. I saw the first ones in person in SO CAL 2006. As of now, really no digging to any degree other than the norm of " snuggling down" .
 

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GeoTerraTestudo said:
Very interesting to see how they're growing, JD. Thanks! :)

^5 Geo....:)





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That's awesome JD!

Thanks buddy .....they are a kick in the pants with TOns of personality
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