Title

The Ecology And Reproductive Habits Of The Diamondback Terrapin In And Around The Charleston Harbor

Author(s)

Ashley McVicker

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Math

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Zoology

Presentation Type

Mentored

Mentor

Mentor: Dr. Grosse; Wildlife and Fisheries Department, SC Department of Natural Resources

Abstract

Male and Female eggs of the diamondback terrapin were incubated and observed to determine the average time between when the hatchling cracks the egg and when the hatchling absorbs the yolk. This time was found to be about a day between egg cracking and when the hatchling exits the egg. The average time for yolk absorption was six days. This allows us to determine the optimal release time of hatchlings to increase survivability.

Location

Kinard 119

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:15 AM

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Apr 16th, 11:15 AM

The Ecology And Reproductive Habits Of The Diamondback Terrapin In And Around The Charleston Harbor

Kinard 119

Male and Female eggs of the diamondback terrapin were incubated and observed to determine the average time between when the hatchling cracks the egg and when the hatchling absorbs the yolk. This time was found to be about a day between egg cracking and when the hatchling exits the egg. The average time for yolk absorption was six days. This allows us to determine the optimal release time of hatchlings to increase survivability.