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C. colliei - For Craig

Discussion in 'Breeding' started by GregC, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. GregC

    GregC Hatchling Turtle

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    Craig,

    Are you still working with/breeding this species? Bill McCord recently hatched two from his first clutch. Seems that short pairings work best. They have a simple courtship, male mounts the female, and then the female becomes aggressive when finished.

    Greg
     
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    Craig Owner/Administrator/Public Officer
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    Hi Greg, no, I don't keep any species now. When they are in large groups they are not as aggressive as they are in pairs.
     
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    GregC Hatchling Turtle

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    Similar to what is seen with M. parkeri.

    He has one male so they are all kept individually. I saw that post regarding the white "mucus" discharge as part of the courting process. I have never personally witnessed that, but it must something to see. I wonder what the reason is behind it.
     
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    Craig Owner/Administrator/Public Officer
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    I have only seen it in Macrochelodina expansa myself, but now that it was witnessed and photographed by someone else keeping Chelodina (Macrodiremys) collei, I agree that this should be studied to find out what scientific purpose this behaviour holds.