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Turtle Trouble

Turtle Trouble. By: Zach, Logan, and Chance . How the Quality of a pond affects Turtles. The Ph for turtles has to be between 6.5- 7 because if its any lower or higher it could get very sick

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Turtle Trouble

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  1. Turtle Trouble By: Zach, Logan, and Chance

  2. How the Quality of a pond affects Turtles • The Ph for turtles has to be between 6.5- 7 because if its any lower or higher it could get very sick • Ammonia levels are a big part of the health of a turtle because to much ammonia can also kill the turtle • Nitrite also affects turtles it is toxic waste

  3. Eastern Painted Turtle The Eastern painted Turtle is found in shallow weedy water and are found in the U.S and Canada. They have a smooth flattened carapace or shell. The Turtle eats mostly plants but sometimes eats dead or alive animals. The turtle can grow to be 5 to 6 inches in length. No turtle Shell is the same.

  4. Snapping turtle The snapping turtle can weigh up to 35 pounds (the alligator snapping turtle is 150 pounds) and it can be 10 to 12 inches in length (size of shell). He has a large head and a long tail. It buries itself in bottom of mud. It doesn’t stay out in the sun very often. It eats plants and animals. Wide spread in the U.S. They are the largest turtle in the U.S. Snapping turtles are aggressive fighters and their massive, sharp-edged jaws cause terror

  5. How to tell Male from Female Eastern Painted Turtle Snapping Turtle • Male painted Turtles are usually smaller and have long claws with a thin tail. • A female Turtle has short claws and a fat, wide tail. • The only way to tell with a snapping turtle is the male turtle have a fat wider tail. • The female has a skinny tale that’s smaller.

  6. The different environments that turtles live in Eastern Painted Turtle Snapping Turtle • Painted turtles are the most common turtle in North America. They live in freshwater places such as ponds, lakes, marshes, and creeks. They spend a lot of time at the bottom of water as well as in some plants that grow in water. • Snapping turtles live only in fresh water. They like water with muddy bottoms and lots of plants, so that they can hide more easily. Snapping turtles spend almost all their time in water, but they go on land to lay their eggs in the sand.

  7. How Turtles affect our environment • Turtles affect there environment by eating blue-green and green algae, roots, and fruits so they don’t over grow and over populate • They also eat small animals such as tadpoles, frogs, small fish, crayfish, and shrimp, this way nothing will over populate. • The turtles predators make sure that the turtles doesn’t grow to much or they will take over • The predators are crows, mink, raccoons, otters, snakes, large turtles, and skunks

  8. Our Eco Activities

  9. Zach, Logan and Chance’s Video • http://mindflight.plymouth.edu/blog/eco2009/2009/07/24/turtles

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