Weight by month
|June 2013||April 2015||May 2015||September 2015|
|unknown||194 grams||181 grams||182 grams|
Shelly Storm is a larger juvenile, but doesn’t quite appear to be an adult. We have come to the conclusion that she will probably turn out to be a female, since the bottom of her shell (plastron) is flat, and her eyes are brown… although this is actually common in all juvenile turtles.
Shelly Storm probably hatched in the courtyard, since she looks very much like Twenty Four, so please search for her parents by comparing the microsatellites below. Are Shelly Storm and Twenty Four actually siblings? Be sure to try several different “moms” and “dads” to find out, and if you aren’t sure what microsatellites are, please click here.
Remember: not getting a match is just as helpful as matching, because we only want to find one mother and one father… otherwise we can’t tell who the parents are! Please pay careful attention to the numbers and letters, try several different parents, and when you’re done, please answer the questions below.