Production Implications of Trace Element Concentrations in Crocodile Eggs and Tissues

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  • Published: 31 Jul 2013

  • Author(s): Manolis, S. Charlie , Webb, Grahame J.W.

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This research provides baseline comparative information on the concentrations of 24 trace elements in wild and captive-laid eggs and crocodile meat. In the case of crocodile meat, the data forms preliminary standards on which industry can now build.
The ability to monitor the reproductive performance of known breeding Saltwater crocodiles over a long period is important to our understanding of how crocodiles perform in captivity, in response to different environmental and husbandry variables. There is scope for improvement in hatchling production through captive breeding.