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My Platysternon M. Shiui pair mating

Discussion in 'Water turtles' started by maroonus, Jan 27, 2014.

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  1. maroonus

    maroonus New Member 5 Year Member

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    They mated three days in a row Jan 5-6-7 th. and the female has gained 50 grams in 3 weeks. Should see some eggs around Feb 16 th.

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    Looking forward to your update then. Best wishes.
  3. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    That is fantastic. Such a rare thing. Thank you for sharing this with us!

    I will flip out if you show us hatchling pics in a few months. That would be so incredible...

    Hoping for the best.
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    Benjamin Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Very great! I too look forward to any updates.
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    maroonus New Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks Tom,

    I have 3 international friends who breed platysternons so getting good advice...It's a very tricky species to breed :)
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    swatsx Active Member 5 Year Member

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    What's their tank setup like?
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    maroonus New Member 5 Year Member

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    I keep them in large Tuff Tubs seperately.
  8. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Okay good. That makes four of you. Now we just need a few thousand more...


    Seriously. I LOVE this species. Takes me back to some of the better days of my childhood. It kills me to see the species in such peril, and words cannot express how happy I am to see you having success with them. Thank you for choosing to work with this species, and thank you for being so diligent.
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    harris Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    Just.........AWESOME!!!
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    GotTurtles Member 10 Year Member!

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    Nice. Good luck to you.
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    mike taylor Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Awesome turtle style! Hope you get some hatchlingsl.
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    Anthony P Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I am really anxious to hear updates on this one. Great work!
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    Wow that's great:) let us know when you have eggs:)
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