Weight by month
|June 2013||April 2015||May 2015||September 2015|
|unknown||154 grams||151 grams||162 grams|
The picture above was taken in 2013, but Lovisimo is still doing well (just doesn’t pose for many photos). This is another turtle that appears to be halfway between a hatchling and an adult, so we still don’t know if it is a boy or a girl. What we can do is check who its parents might be, so try playing the game below. The more times you go through each locus with different turtles, the better our chances of finding the right microsatellite combination! Oh, and if you aren’t sure what a locus is, or what microsatellites are, click here.
Remember: we can’t have every young turtle matching with every adult, or else we’d never figure out who the parents are, so non-matches are also very helpful! When you have tried this activity with several different adult turtles, please enter your results below.
Thank you for helping!