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    Witnessed some cool stuff today..

    Got up at 4:30 had coffee,well took it with me and went down the Dam to check out the striper action..nada,it's been awhile now.I think it's from so many herring they get so thick you can walk on

    them,a fish storybut they get dang thick and flash driving the stripers crazy to the point they don't want artificial baits,and you can't take the herring for bait.Any way about 7 I look down the bike path and see

    something that didn't belong there,I really like this B-700 as I can zoom in to check things out,I didn't snap the shutter though but I did take a walk down there when I saw it was a snapper.She had crawled out of the

    canal across the bike path..

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    and down to the sandy river bank and proceeded to dig a hole..

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    I sat on a log close enough I could touch her and just watched..

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    Killing time as I waited her to finish digging I saw this hellgrammite wondering around,now I know what leaves those centipede looking tracks.

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    Pretty soon she started dropping eggs..

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    I scooped the sand out so I could put my hand under her tail and caught six eggs to bring home to incubate.

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    I forgot these from yesterday,this is the first time I've seen the male and female setting together.

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    GOD Bless

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    I saw a snapper this last weekend, but it slipped back into the creek before I could get a picture of it.
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    Love the sharpness of your photos worldtalker, very nice.
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    Cool pics, but gotta ask....why did you take the eggs?

    Were they in a spot where they wouldn't survive to hatch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyDigger View Post
    Cool pics, but gotta ask....why did you take the eggs?

    Were they in a spot where they wouldn't survive to hatch?
    I have wanted to incubate snapper eggs for decades,I'll release the young after hatching.
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    While I enjoy reading about all the treasures, my main interest is digging up the history of my farm
    Use the hellgrammite as bait. See what you can catch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrightdigger View Post
    Use the hellgrammite as bait. See what you can catch.
    I caught 4 more this morning brought them home and 3 of them got out of the pan I had them in,I've looked and looked and can't locate them they are from the kitchen to the living room or in between,if my Wife sees one of them She'll FREAK OUT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by worldtalker View Post
    I caught 4 more this morning brought them home and 3 of them got out of the pan I had them in,I've looked and looked and can't locate them they are from the kitchen to the living room or in between,if my Wife sees one of them She'll FREAK OUT!

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    ahhhuumm, you’re in trouble!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrightdigger View Post
    ahhhuumm, you’re in trouble!

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    Nah,I'll go get more in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worldtalker View Post
    I have wanted to incubate snapper eggs for decades,I'll release the young after hatching.
    I'm not sure if this is legal in your state, but I question the wisdom of taking these eggs. Turtle hatchlings commonly use environmental cues that help them to return years after hatching - to the same nest area. In addition, environmental sex determination is common in turtles and other reptiles.

    Before I retired after four decades as a biologist, I studied these magnificent creatures. I also enjoy seeing the females nest. But I would not take the eggs.

    Great pics!
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    How long do you have to sit on them eggs

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK HOLE View Post
    How long do you have to sit on them eggs
    The hatchlings emerge in 70-90 days depending on temperature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK HOLE View Post
    How long do you have to sit on them eggs
    Image result for snapper turtle egg gestation
    Eggs maintained at 68F produce only females; eggs maintained at 70-72F produce both male and female turtles; and those incubated at 73-75F produce only males. Hatching takes approximately 80 to 90 days, but the hatch date can vary depending on temperature and other environmental conditions.

    Right around my birthday..8/19
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    I know a highly skilled snapping turtle culturist who raises hatchlings by the hundreds of thousands for export to China - where the native species have been extirpated. His methods are very specific and sterile techniques are required.

    It is possible for hatchlings to become infected and then transmit those infections to wild turtles. I would return the eggs ASAP and re-bury them at the same area, unless it is in a driveway or other place where the nest obviously won't survive.

    https://www.mass.gov/guides/turtles-of-massachusetts

    https://ontarioturtle.ca/get-involved/nesting/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    I know a highly skilled snapping turtle culturist who raises hatchlings by the hundreds of thousands for export to China - where the native species have been extirpated. His methods are very specific and sterile techniques are required.

    It is possible for hatchlings to become infected and then transmit those infections to wild turtles. I would return the eggs ASAP and re-bury them at the same area, unless it is in a driveway or other place where the nest obviously won't survive.

    https://www.mass.gov/guides/turtles-of-massachusetts

    https://ontarioturtle.ca/get-involved/nesting/
    I was not aware of this,back to the river tomorrow.Thanks!
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