Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter, 2000, 1:24b
© 2000 by Chelonian Research Foundation

Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter

Information Sought

1)Is anyone aware of literature (preferably primary) on nest site selection in Terrapene and or other primarily terrestrial species?
Stephen J. Mullin,
Dept. of Biol. Sciences, Eastern llinois Univ., Charleston, IL 61920.3011
tel: 217.581.6234 fax: 217.581.7141

2)Has anyone noticed an increase in the number of box turtles nesting in the morning in 1999? This summer we had 10 start to nest (7 successfully) in the morning. The total number of nesting females at the site is about the same.We have been observing turtles here since 1989 and have never before seen this many morning nestings.
Martha Ann Messinger & George M. Patton (

3)A blood sample of Terrapene yucatana is needed for a mtDNA study. Please contact
Pat Minx
Box 8501, 4444 Forest Blvd.,St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 286-1806 or