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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 7 years ago

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

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 7 years ago

So cute.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

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

KristaHerman
KristaHerman 9 years ago

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

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 9 years ago

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

misako
misako 9 years ago

cute!

KristaHerman
KristaHerman 9 years ago

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

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 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 9 years ago

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

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

superb Stuff!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

cuteness!!

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 9 years ago

How cute!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Cool :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

very cute

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

So cute

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Aren't they sweethearts!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Adorable!

NeilDazet
Spotted by
NeilDazet

Springfield, Missouri, USA

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

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