What does a red earred slidder need to nest?
A container of dirt that can be kept out of the water but easily reached by the turtle. Needs to be deep enough to allow for the turtles digging prior to egg laying. Turtles lay on land. Eggs laid in water rarely survive.
They lay about five or six depending on the sprim Great except I watched our red earred slider dig for an hour, lay her eggs, and upon unearthing them before the raccoons did, I counted 17 eggs. Must have been a lot of "sprim" eh? I am more concerened about the home made incubator temperature of the Protected sandy nest I have them in. (?)
It is red because of blood mixed into the spit of the swift. As nests are harvested, the swift has to rebuild its nest and this takes a physiological toll on the bird (because the eggs, which are not yet laid great tax the bird's system). **** Some time ago people believed that a red nest was created by an overworked Swiftlet that had built its nest partly with blood. Nowadays, people believe that the…