FIRST-Hatched.. male?

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He and his clutchmates were incubated at low 80's -



.. so hopefully he is my "NEW" breeder boy!!!

Here he is.. with a potential Female ( incubated @ 86 or so by my friend ) -



"She" is a beauty in my eyes -



And a profile from him -



My camera did not like the UVB these guys bask under - is why the colors/focus is off.. the flash couldn't decide what it wanted to do I guess.
 

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Looks like they all have a smile on their face.

Beautiful.
 

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They are stunning! Fingers crossed for your boy! 😊
 

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Hopefully he really is a male. Nice males seem impossible to come by now a days and certainly will be a looker!
 

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Two questions. What are they and where can I get me one? What stunning turtles!
 

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They love O.S.I. shrimp pellets.. 1st ingredient is really SHRIMP!

They have incredible "crustacean-crunching" jaws.. for crunching shrimp/crabs/lobsters.. etc.!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l6AA3ONV4U

They are Malaclemys terrapin centrata.. aka Concentric Diamondback Terrapin. They thrive in brackish waters along the East coast.. mainly the Carolinas [ where salt and fresh waters meet - salty fresh water :rolleyes: ]

There are a number of "sub-species" from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Texas.. with various color and pattern variations. I'll show a few if you like.

My favorite water turtle!!!


Saleama said:
Two questions. What are they and where can I get me one? What stunning turtles!

Weeeeellllllllll..... the two darkest ones hatched from my incubator - I expect hatchlings this summer late.

Read all about them here - http://turtletary.com/main.htm
 

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Redfoot NERD said:
There are a number of "sub-species" from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Texas.. with various color and pattern variations. I'll show a few if you like.

My favorite water turtle!!!

Speaking of favorites. I was going through your photobucket. You have a top shell pic of a dbt labled as a diadem morph. By far easily a top 5 for me of the best looking dbts ive ever seen. It is just wow and only one pic of it!?
 

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Hey 4Life.. are you talking about these?









I hard "first-right-of-refusal" of the above - which means a friend gave me an opportunity to buy them before he offered them to anyone else. I refused his offer - they are Ornate x Concentric.

Here's two others he created - I was not offered these.. I may have taken him up on these -



I do like that nose-pattern!



I always liked this female.. but she was mean and didn't get along with any of mine -



 

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Yes. Absolutely beautiful! Amazing, stunning so many words to describe them. Im usually against interbreeding between subspecies but if it makes these. Id make an exception. Thank You for sharing these.
 

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Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to your updates!
 

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One of the most striking 'morphs' of a 'Macro' [ Ornate Diamondback ] from a former breeder friend of mine -



I think so anyway.. look at this carapace -



And how about these hatchling Texan's -





Back to these crazy "hybrids" -







And a couple of my 'Macro' hatchlings -



 

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