A possible lead on Great A-tuin's sex

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What noise does Great A-tuin make?

He grunts and is therefore male
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15%
She hisses and is therefore female
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85%
 
Total votes : 13

Postby unseenu » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:43 pm

Another interesting bit of turtle biology that may help is that eggs develop into females when the egg is over a certain temperature.Maybe when star turtles hatch the ones nearest the star have the most warmth and therefore become females.
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Postby raisindot » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:07 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I'm pretty certain that none of the great sea turtles return to their eggs once they have laid them. They return to the same beach to lay each time, but once the eggs are laid, the hatchlings are on their own.


That may be true, but none of the great sea turtles has four elephants on their back holding up a pizza-shaped world, either. :)
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Postby unseenu » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:12 am

Ok the poll's looking pretty conclusive
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Postby Cool Middle Name » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:42 pm

Dotsie wrote:It certainly wouldn't be for a male :?

Anyway, how do we know what's typical for a space turtle? We only know one. So, taking the view of palaeontologists, we have insufficient data, so for argument's sake we assume a similarity with what we do know. Proximity to eggs = female. There! :P


If there's only one, then naturally it would be genderless.
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:00 am

We only know one. But there's more than one, because the eggs hatched :wink:
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Postby author3 » Sun May 08, 2011 4:24 pm

like most most people I believe shes female
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