Species Terrapene Carolina
The Terrapene we can find It on nearly
all the America north, until to the Gulf of Mexico, the four main
subspecies are: 1) Terrapene Carolina Carolina: diffused in the part
center it orients them of the United States; 2) Terrapene Carolina
Triunguis: diffused in the zone of the Mississipi; 3) Terrapene
Carolina Major: diffused on the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico; 4)
Terrapene Carolina Bauri: original of Florida.
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This turtle has carapace an oval a lot to cupola
with the steep margins, one light fairing and with of the variable
designs of color dark and of the yellow striature or orange brown.
The piastrone instead yellow, without bridge and with a hinge to the
height of the scuti humeral that ago s that when the turtle
withdraws the front part it closes nearly completely. This its
peculiarit has ago to take the turtle name to them scato it. The
scuti of the carapace they show of the light ones furrows
concentrates to us of increase, but in the old devout subjects these
solcature stretch to disappear. The advanced jaw and leggermente
incerneata, the legs is little slaps. The males are light devout
large and the posterior lobe of the piastrone concave. The claws of
posterior legs are thick, short and curves, and have also one wide
and long tail. The females have the long, straight and thin claws
posterior devout, while theirs piastrone slowly or leggermente
convex. Several subspecies of Terrapene exist of it list some here:
1) Terrapene Carolina Carolina
carapace of color brown with yellow designs or orange measure from
the 10 to i 15 cm and has 4 small fingers on posterior legs.
2) Terrapene Carolina Triunguis has the same
dimensions of devout the light tightened Carolina but the carapace.
The color brown rossiccio or olive with the dark devout joints, the
piastrone yellow devout clearly. The head and on the front limbs has
of the small red orange or yellow spots and has three fingers in
posterior legs. The males have the red head.
3) Terrapene Carolina Major devout large with i its
18 cm, carapace the dark brown without no design. The dark skin as
the carapace and has 4 fingers on posterior legs.
4) Terrapene Carolina Bauri similar to the Major
but devout small and with of the yellow designs on the carapace less
marks you of the Carolina.
Are however to signal many hybridizations between
the several subspecies being obtained cos many varying of aspect.
The season of the reproduction begins in spring and
continues through the summer until in autumn. The male couples
devout times in the season also with the same female. The female
places fertile eggs also after 4 years from the connection. The hard
deposition from the first lights of the dawn to the sunset, the
turtle digs a hole in the sand with posterior legs and it places you
from the 3 to 8 eggs (in kind 4 or 5). These are elliptic with a
thin and flexible shell of 3 x 2 cm. The generally hard incubation 3
devout months but pu to vary if the season or little warmth. Also
for this species the sex of the nascituri depends on the temperature
of incubation, with 22 27 will have devout embryos males beyond the
29 devout females. The Terrapene very developed sin from birth and
grows 1,5 cm medium the year catching up the maturit sexual towards
the 5 years and continues to riprodursi for beyond 20 years. Their
expectation of life until to 100 years. The varied rituale of
connection second the subspecies, the Terrapene Carolina Carolina
Has a courtship divided in 3 is made, before encirclement where the
male succeeds in also to bite the female a phase of pre-connection
where the turtle begins to mount on the female and to the end the
true relationship and just. For the Terrapene Carolina Major instead
the first characterized phase and from the male who approaches
itself the female making to swell ritmicamente the neck and the
Terrapene Carolina Bauri quite know them over the female with all
and four legs, making then to pulsare the neck.
The degree dattivit of this turtle depends on the
room temperature where it lives, the preferred temperatures go from
the 29 to the 38. At the height of summer theirs attivit the mattino
is shrunk soon or endured after a thunderstorm. When the temperature
increases of hides in freschi places like hollow shafts danimali or
lairs, but to times a ombreggiato small lake is dipped in some
puddle or. The turtles that live devout to north go in letargo from
fine October to open them, dig of the deep holes (until to 60 cm)
and l they remain all the winter. observed state that these rectums
them tendentially dig their every lair year always in the same
place. The turtles of the south in kind are active all the year.
When threatened ritrae head tail and legs and it closes the
piastrone, remaining in this position until to that the last danger.
Just for this type of defense except the small, these turtles do not
have great enemies.
The Terrapene Carolina onnivora, in nature nutre
with lombrichi snails, died bugs, fish, amphibious fungi, eggs,
carogne, small insomma their diet much varied one and is adapted to
that it offers the season to it. The young devout turtles have a
rich protein diet animals, as grow become devout vegetarians. This
the reason perch easy to find the young devout exemplary in the
pressed ones of the devout water course where easy to find small
prede. The adult turtles nutrono on the earth.
The first consideration that we can make that this
not advised species to a breeder the first experience, for the
reason that the requirements of this turtle are complex. The ideal
place in order to raise this species of turtle an external fencing,
must hold account, in the realization, that they are optimal
scavatrici for which the recinzione must extend at least 40 cm under
the level of the land and it does not have to offer seizes perch
could scramble up. In the fencing it must it are to us a small basin
with always cleaned up water that it has the sufficient dimensions
in order to make to dip the immersed animal and in the land so that
is simple for she to catch up the water. To the inside of the
recinzione we can plant of the vegetation making attention not to
use velenose plants. On the land pu to leave themselves also of the
grass and to scatter a layer of leaves sand banks that a substrate
creates a lot loved from this species. For the inner lodging the
turtle advises itself not to use a terrario in glass perch seeing
the walls would not continuously hit against of they provoking one
stress the animal. For this reason we advise to at least use a large
washbowl in plastic or metal 100x40, also we will use here like
substrate of the sand of a thickness of 15 cm covered with leaves
sand banks, a water small basin dipped in the sand and a root that a
shelter offers. The temperature dovr to be maintained between the 28
and the 30 posizionando one lamp heating to a margin of the terrario
in way to give a gradient of devout temperature and to have one low
temperature nellaltro side of the terrario. The lighting system dovr
to be guaranteed from a tube neon UVA-B in order at least 12 hours
to the day, but the light does not have to be much fort, considered
that the days in which these devout rectums them assets are the warm
and cloudy days in correspondence of a summery thunderstorm.
Nebulizzare, for this the terrario with one sure frequency in order
to guarantee a sure degree of umidit.
Feeding in breeding
Variet the dalimenti that we can offer large,
holding account that the small are devout carnivores and the devout
adults vegetarians. We consider that a composed feeding type for
remaining 70% of vegetablesthe animals. As animal food we can use
lombrichi, it browses, larve, small bugs, meat of pollo, but in the
measure once to week. The alimony vegetables can be several insalate
types of (rucola, lattuga, radicchio, etc), berries (strawberries,
more, raspberries, ribes), yields (apples, pears, mango), fungi.
Verdure of the type spinaci, peas, broccoli, rhubarb, cauliflower,
go used with parsimony for the high content of iodine and ossalico
acid. Last thing on the feeding, that one to often vary qualit of
foods the offers, this perch the Terrapene stretches to then become
accustomed to a food refusing all the others.
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