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  1. jonathan gray

    Cuora mouhotii obsti

    Nice looking turtle!
  2. jonathan gray

    Japonica a bitter sweet!!

    Kingsley, that just sucks. Especially when it made to term and then died...that's so frustrating. Next time will be better
  3. jonathan gray

    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    Hutsie, I believe I responded to a message which you sent me not too long ago...right? Check your inbox
  4. jonathan gray

    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    Like they came in on the Mayflower!
  5. jonathan gray

    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    As an aside, ALL the turtles (Breeders and offspring), which I have in my collection have been definitively diagnosed as pure, 100% Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii obsti. So the babies are not 'mongrels' as someone suggested, or 'mutts' which is worse. Even turtles can be snobs about their lineage and...
  6. jonathan gray

    Tortoise Hybrids?

    I have seen a number of postings and photographs of various tortoise hybrids: lepracatas, redfoot/sulcata, radiata/sulcata, etc. And while some of them may appear 'pretty', my ultimate question is 'is this right?' I have my own (rather strong), opinions on this subject, but I would be...
  7. jonathan gray

    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    Verdict please: C.m.m. or C.m.o.?
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    By the bye, I offer the babies the same fruit that the parents eat (banana, pineapple, mango and papaya), which they studiously ignore. In my experience, the young ones won't show an interest in fruit for several years yet.
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    This little guy was one of seven hatchlings from a clutch of eight eggs that were deposited on 25 August 2019 and hatched in mid-November. I am happy to say that all twelve hatchlings (from two clutches), are doing great; eating, exploring and growing. They are eating minced night crawlers, live...
  10. jonathan gray

    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    This is the ‘new’ male obsti’ that I acquired this past summer. Hopefully he’ll add a new bloodline to my breeding stock
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    Both clutches. At the top are ‘Big Mama’s babies; she laid six eggs, five hatched. The bottom ones belong to the smaller female; she laid eight eggs, seven hatched. All are doing very well, eating, stalking isopods and crickets, and exhibiting that curious and feisty behavior that makes them...
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    Two Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii obsti babies; same father, different mothers. Not much difference in their size: the eggs from the second clutch were huge, as were the babies that emerged
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    Came home from Christmas dinner and the last egg, # 12 is pipping. From the first clutch of eight, seven hatched; from the second clutch of six, five hatched bringing the total to 12 neonate C.(P.) m.o. :tort::tort::tort::tort::tort::tort::tort::tort::tort::tort::tort::tort:
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    Ten baby Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii obsti. The eleventh just pipped yesterday.
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    I've had these two, lone remaining eggs in the incubator; the last egg to hatch was 16 December (nine days ago).I figured I'd let them sit until New Year's and then I would discard them and retire the incubator until next season. And then the largest egg from the clutch of six began to pip! To...
  16. jonathan gray

    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    I am very happy to report that all ten baby obsti are eating and doing very well indeed. I watched them stalk and catch isopods yesterday; for newborns, they're pretty stealthy! This photo was taken after eating, now going in for a morning soak.Thank you God, for letting me be part of this...
  17. jonathan gray

    Just got started with discus fish, and altum angel fish

    Beautiful! You might find the fish to be more at ease (and hence, more colorful), with some plants for them to hide in. Discus and altums both seem to enjoy 'vertical' plants like vallisneria and sagittaria. Also neither is a fan of bright lighting.
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    This is one of ten obsti to hatch here this year. Two more eggs in the incubator but I'm happy with ten!
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    Hatchling # 10 pipping this morning. It's been a bumper crop this year!
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    Successful breeding of Cuora (Pyxidea) mouhotii

    C.(P).m.o. hatchling #9; second to hatch from Big Mama's clutch of six.
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