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Measuring the Straight Carapace Length of a turtles shell

Discussion in 'General Turtle Care Discussion' started by Craig, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Craig

    Craig Administrator
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    Using Vernier Calipers or a straight edge ruler, measure the distance between the Nuchal to the middle of the two Anal marginal scutes as per the photo below:

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  2. AMAZING AMAZON

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    When we had the 10cm minimum size limit I always used calipers. DSE would come in and use a measuring tape and they used to argue on some sizes that were marginal until I pulled them out.
     
  3. Prevaricator

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    Even a clear plastic ruler is much better for straight carapace length than a measuring tape!