Keeping and breeding of Chelodina reimanni Philippen & Grossmann, 1990 - including field observations on its habitat in Irian Jaya, New Guinea (Testudines: Chelidae)

  • Published source details Artner H. (1995) Haltung und nachzucht von Chelodina reimanni Philippen & Grossmann, 1990 - mit beobachtungen zu ihrem lebensraum in Irian Jaya, Neuguinea (Testudines: Chelidae). Herpetozoa, 8, 17-24.


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Breed reptiles in captivity: Tortoises, terrapins, side-necked & softshell turtles

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Reptile Conservation
  1. Breed reptiles in captivity: Tortoises, terrapins, side-necked & softshell turtles

    A study in 1993 in captive conditions [location unknown] (Artner 1995) found that Reimann's snake-necked turtle Chelodina reimanni bred successfully in captivity. Captive female Reimann’s snake-necked turtles were observed breeding in captivity. Four female turtles laid two–three clutches each (6–15 eggs/clutch) in one year. After artificial incubation, 43 of 74 eggs (58%) hatched successfully. The authors report that the substrate material used did not affect egg development. At least one captive-born hatchling survived at least two years. Four female and two male turtles were kept in captivity. Eggs were collected after laying and artificially incubated at a constant temperature of 28°C on a substrate of dry sand, moist vermiculite, moist perlite, or a moist sand-peat mixture.

    (Summarised by: Katie Sainsbury)

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