Miracle in Dnepropetrovsk — bug alive among the mummies


The other day in the anatomical museum of Dnepropetrovsk Agricultural University was a real miracle — the exposure of the mummies … the exhibits come to life! Suddenly, all on a tour of three tiny turtles hatched from eggs bog turtle, which gave the museum a student of high school a few months ago. Teachers say that the museum exhibits were given offspring — is a unique case in Dnepropetrovsk. "On this day, the dean of the faculty to conduct tours in the museum for students. I could see that bog turtle shell eggs broken. He immediately called me to tell me the bad news, they say, someone messed up a museum piece. At the same time students saw that crawl on the floor some three creatures. I had noticed — and this newborn turtles! It is curious that the shelf on which they hatched, was covered closet door, but somehow they do it slightly opened! We could not believe my eyes! "- Says the head of the museum Love Zhorina. By the way, for such a quick wit and curiosity newborn cubs teachers called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

"It’s amazing, but lay eggs on the shelf for several months as exhibits. Beside him on the shelf were only preserved in alcohol container with snakes. And no one expected the young hatch of the exhibits, because the eggs are needed for that specific temperature and humidity levels. We like artifacts are not that over the years, and decades, and such cases have never happened "- says assistant professor of anatomy Dnepropetrovsk State Agrarian University, Alexander Shuleshko, adding that usually eggs, getting to the museum, wither. However, teachers Agricultural University suggest that perhaps contributed to the birth of turtles incredible heat, which was observed last summer.

Now kids live in the department of anatomy. And teachers are literally replaced them mom and dad.

"We took them to her teaching and have done for them terrarium. Caring for them as for their own children. And because they are by nature predators, have to buy fry and worms "- says Love Zhorina and adds that in the spring of the Ninja Turtles are going to release into the wild. "It is the European pond turtle, which has a long tail and weighs 1.5-2 kg, body length — 12 to 35 inches (without the tail), and she lives in rivers and swamps. European turtles are omnivorous, feeding on insects, larvae, fish, waterfowl chicks, sometimes algae. So they might as well settle down in the river and live there for a maximum term of life — up to 30 years ", — said Alexander Shuleshko.

By the way, at the Museum of the University of more than 400 exhibits, among them — the skeletons of buffalo, giraffe, tiger, monkey. View the exposure daily from 9:00 to 17:00, except on weekends.

"Your visit to this museum is free. All those wishing to get on the tour we ask in advance recorded by calling to the department, as the trips organized by our teachers with them to coordinate a convenient time ", — says Alexander Shuleshko.

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