Like all crocodile species, the slender-snouted crocodile lays eggs with the temperature of the nesting conditions determining the sex of the hatchlings.
All crocodilian species, including the slender-snouted crocodile, lay eggs, with the temperature of nesting conditions determining the sex of hatchlings.
Slender-snouted crocodile nests house incubating eggs for 90 to 100 days. During incubation, mother slender-snouted crocodiles try to keep egg temperatures between 27.4º Celsius and 34º Celsius by keeping them in the nest. The nest is kept moist by rainfall and humidity, helping to insulate it and keeping internal temperatures far more stable than temperatures outside the nest.
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• Sources | (Kelly, 2006; Lavinder & Pennington 2012; Waitkuwait, 1989)
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