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The Effects of Water Depth and Substrate Conditions on Changes in Body Weight and Health Status of Captive Big-headed Turtles (Platysternon megacephalum) during Hibernation

The Effects of Water Depth and Substrate Conditions on Changes in Body Weight and Health Status of Captive Big-headed Turtles (Platysternon megacephalum) during Hibernation

Liushuai Hua1,3, Shiping Gong1,*, Xiangjing Zhong2, Jun Tao2, Yu Chen2 and Jieming Deng2 

1Guangdong Key Laboratory of Animal Conservation and Resource Utilization, Guangdong Public Laboratory of Wild Animal Conservation and Utilization, Guangdong Institute of Applied Biological Resources, Guangzhou, China
2Management Bureau of Xiangtoushan National Nature Reserve of Guangdong, Huizhou, China
3Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhengzhou, China

*      Corresponding author: gsp621@163.com

Fig. 1.

Temperature records for overwintering of captive big-headed turtles in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 50, Iss. 3, Pages 799-1198

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