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Hatchling Red-eared Sliders

Trachemys scripta

Description:

These newly hatched turtles are between 20 and 35 mm (3/4 to 1 3/8 inches) in length. Hatching usually takes place in late summer or early fall. Clutch sizes may be as large as 22 eggs, and some females lay more than 1 clutch per season.

Habitat:

Wide variety of aquatic habitats but prefers a mud bottom, lots of aquatic vegetation and basking sites. Can be found in both natural waters and man-made waters like ponds, ditches, and reservoirs.

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17 Comments

Tiz
Tiz 9 years ago

Fantastic! What a great thing to see this small gems!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 9 years ago

So cute.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 11 years ago

Thanks Krista and Emily! You guys are too funny! I watched TMNT a little back in the day. :)

KristaHerman
KristaHerman 11 years ago

Exactly :) Should we search for the perfect rat to be their companion?

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 11 years ago

I would totally name them after the great master artists too...

misako
misako 11 years ago

cute!

KristaHerman
KristaHerman 11 years ago

How sweet. I want to give them colored face masks and tiny weapons. But seriously they are adorable.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 11 years ago

@marylou.wildlife: this was from back in 2005, and a fellow grad student did incubate and hatch them in the lab. I did my graduate research on a much less photogenic turtle: Sternotherus odoratus. :) This was too cute of a picture - had to share!

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 11 years ago

Wow, this is too much cuteness for one picture. Did you incubate and hatch them yourself?

Atul
Atul 11 years ago

superb Stuff!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

cuteness!!

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 11 years ago

How cute!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Cool :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

very cute

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 11 years ago

So cute

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Aren't they sweethearts!

KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago

Adorable!

NeilDazet
Spotted by
NeilDazet

Springfield, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2005
Submitted on May 2, 2012

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