How Fast the Growth of Painted Terrapin Hatchling?

How fast the growth of Painted terrapin hatchling?

A Painted terrapin hatchling, named Roni who was blind from birth, was hatchedon 26 March 2013. Roni did not released back to the wild because he is blind so it is feared that he will not being able to survive well in the wild. Due to this reason, Roni has been reared in captivity in the pond. Currently Roni aged 1 year 1 month 9 days or 404 days old. She/he was hatched with a carapace length of 5.2 cm and 4.7 cm width. While currently the carapace length of 11.8 cm. Thus, Roni has been grew 6.6 cm after 404 days in captivity. When Roni was 1 month old – on April 2013 -, his/her carapace length only 6.3 cm. In other words, the growth during the first month is 1.1 cm.

 

 

A comparison between Roni (one year old) and Bakau (one month old). (Source: joko guntoro)

A comparison between Roni (one year old) and Bakau (one month old). (Source: joko guntoro)

In comparison,another hatchling– we name it Bakau who has ID number SI 138 -was born on March 17, 2014, currently has carapace length of 6.3 cm. When Bakau was hatched,his/her carapace lengthwas only 5.1 cm. Thus,Bakau has been grew 1.2 cm during 49 days in captivity.

comparison of growth between one year old and one month old hatchling. (source: joko guntoro)

A comparison of growth between one year old and one month old hatchling. (source: joko guntoro)

By looking at these datas, it can be said that the growth of both are relatively the same.The growth rate will decline with age. The fastest period is in the first 1-2 years. Then will be slow as entering reproductive age. (SF)

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Bahasa Indonesia

Seberapa cepat pertumbuhan tukik Tuntung Laut?

Tukik Tuntung laut, bernama Roni yang buta sejak lahir, menetas tanggal 26 March 2013. Roni tidak kami lepaskan kembali ke alam karena ia buta sehingga dikhawatirkan ia tidak mampu bertahan hidup dengan baik di alam. Sehingga kami besarkan ia di kolam. Saat ini Roni berumur 1 tahun 1 bulan 9 hari atau berumur 404 hari. Ia menetas dengan panjang karapas 5,2 cm dan lebar 4,7 cm. Sementara saat ini panjang karapasnya 11,8 cm. Dengan demikian bertambah 6,6 cm setelah 404 hari. Saat usia 1 bulan – April 2013 – panjang karapasnya 6,3 cm. Dengan kata lain, pertumbuhan di bulan pertama adalah 1,1 cm.

A comparison between Roni (one year old) and Bakau (one month old). (Source: joko guntoro)

A comparison between Roni (one year old) and Bakau (one month old). (Source: joko guntoro)

Sementara sebagai perbandingan, tukik yang lahir pada 17 Maret 2014 lalu – kami beri nama Bakau dengan nomor identitas SI 138 -, saat ini memiliki panjang karapas 6,3. Ketika lahir ia memiliki panjang 5,1 cm. Dengan demikian, pertumbuhan selama 49 hari adalah 1,2 cm. Dengan melihat perbandingan data tersebut, maka dapat dikatakan bahwa pertumbuhan antara keduanya relatif sama.

comparison of growth between one year old and one month old hatchling. (source: joko guntoro)

A comparison of growth between one year old and one month old hatchling. (source: joko guntoro)

Hal ini mengindikasikan bahwa tingkat pertumbuhan akan semakin menurun seiring pertambahan usia tukik. Tercepat adalah dalam umur 1-2 tahun. Kemudian akan semakin melambat seiring memasuki usia reproduksi. (SF)

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2 responses to “How Fast the Growth of Painted Terrapin Hatchling?

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