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#1 turtle boss

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:31 PM


Is it the plastron length?

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 07:03 AM

Straight Carapace Length

"How do you measure a Turtle?"

The measurement of a turtle is done as a straight line from the front of the carapace to the back. This is called Straight Carapace Length (SCL). This is accomplished by using an imaginary line that goes through or above the turtle. You do not want to go along the ridge of the carapace, because in some species this is highly domed and wil give you an inaccurate measurement. Picture it as though you were placing bookends and the front and back of the turtle, and then measuring the distance between bookends.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 02:55 PM

Wintermire said it perfectly clear. Yep. PM if you have any other questions.

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