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Hatching success and predation of Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) eggs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

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Zappalorti, R.T., Tutterow, A.L., Pittman, S.E., and Lovich, J.E., 2017, in press, Hatching success and predation of bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) eggs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania: Chelonian Conservation and Biology, v. (online), https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1237.1.

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Nest-site selection by most turtles affects the survival of females and their offspring. Although bog turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) do not typically leave their wetlands for nesting, nest-site selection can impact hatching success and hatchling survival. Between 1974 and 2012, we monitored the fates of 258 bog turtle eggs incubated in the field and 91 eggs incubated under laboratory conditions from 11 different bogs, fens, or wetland complexes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Laboratory-incubated eggs exhibited the greatest hatching success (81%), but we did not detect a significant difference in hatching success between nests protected with predator excluder cages (43%) and unprotected nests (33%). However, we found significantly [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.2744/CCB-1237.1
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