Claudius: One of the strangest of the world's turtles.
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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2009, 13:42 
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This young adult female suffered a 6mm bite wound to her foot by a courting male which resulted in a fatal loss of blood. She was hatched here in 2006.


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 Post subject: Re: Claudius deaths
PostPosted: 26 Dec 2009, 14:17 
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In 2008 another female suffered a bite to her plastron from a male. The bite nicked an artery and resulted in fatal blood loss.

Bottom line is, it is risky introducing Claudius.


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PostPosted: 08 Feb 2010, 17:51 
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I'm having a very difficult year w/ the Claudius. Today, another adult female suffered a male bite to her rear foot resulting in her death from blood loss. Photo of the wound attached.


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PostPosted: 27 Feb 2010, 09:00 
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Photos of living specimens here:

http://www.claudius-r-us.com/gallery/


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