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Minimizing fungal invasion during the artificial incubation of sea turtle eggs

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Andrea PhillottAndrea Phillott
The artificial incubation of sea turtle eggs has become increasingly common for research purposcs. It usually involves the collection of eggs, transport to a laboratory (potentially long distance), then incubation within a container and/or incubator on sand or an artificial substrate such as vermiculite. During incubation it may be necessary to inspect eggs to monitor development and mortality, and maintain moisture conditions. At all stages during these procedures, eggs are exposed to infectants which have the potential to kill a proportion, or all, of the eggs. To minimize egg mortality, precautions can he taken to reduce egg exposure to microbiota.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

33

Issue

1

Start Page

41

End Page

42

Number of Pages

2

ISSN

0018-084X

Location

Connecticut, USA

Publisher

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Herpetological review.