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Table 3.

Incidence of ingested substratum or eggshell, determined by microscopic examination of isolated gastrointestinal tracts, in Chrysemys picta reared on different experimental substrata and tested shortly after hatching (summer) or after acclimation to 4°C (winter)

Rearing substratumSummer (N=10)
Winter (N=10)
SubstratumEggshellSubstratumEggshell
Paper 
Vermiculite 
Soil 10 
Rearing substratumSummer (N=10)
Winter (N=10)
SubstratumEggshellSubstratumEggshell
Paper 
Vermiculite 
Soil 10 
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