Category Archives: Blanding’s turtles
Today, we had a great visit with Dr. Windmiller. We discussed many issues, including whether Zelva’s mother, turtle 2030, should continue to have her hatchlings placed in the Head Start program as well as what is the best habitat to release the headstarts.
I would you to comment on both points.
- Should turtle mother 2030 continue to have her hatchlings placed in the head start program due to the eating problems that some of her hatchlings are having this year.
- What is the best habitat to release the head starts and why?
- What type of data would you like to have the next time Dr. Windmiller comes in?
Our hatchlings arrived last week. Turtle 1029 came from Turtle Mother 30 and was hatched on August 27th. This hatchling weighed 11.4 grams and was 37.4 mm in length. Turtle 1038 came from Turtle Mother 2030 and was hatched on August 28th. This little turtle weighed in at 9.5 grams and was 37.5 mm in length.
Your job tonight is to come up with two potential names for the turtles. But, here’s the catch. They either need to be named after someone who MADE A DIFFERENCE or it should be a name meaning turtle in another language (Kame and Kachua mean turtle in Japanese and Hindu). You should write about why you think this would be a good name for the turtles.
Your post should be 3 to 4 sentences for EACH name. You should write your post on a word processing document first and then edit it carefully for punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar. Then you can post it into the blog.
Have fun with this and be creative!
We have a decision to make regarding Kachua. Dr. Windmiller is allowing us to decide where she will be released on Saturday, June 23rd. If we want her to have a turtle tracker, she will need to be released at Great Meadows or at the Eastern Vernal Pools. If we don’t want her to have a tracker, she can be released at Moore’s Swamp.
Based on what you know about the habitats at these locations, please write a persuasive paragraph about where you think Kachua should be released. You should use an elaborated paragraph template, complete with your FREDS, say mores, and a so what at the end.