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Glyptemys Insculpta- New Arrivals

Discussion in 'Terrestrial turtles' started by AJK Aquaria, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Hutsie B

    Hutsie B Active Member 5 Year Member

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    they are beautiful and I am sure you will give them the best care. I raised hatchlings a long time ago, they do grow fast once they are eating. They are very active. Congratulations
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    They are so cool! One species I would have if I moved up north again.
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    Thanks! Incredibly active, indeed. Can't say I've had species that grew so fast. My experience is limited to a few aquatics and box turtles, though.
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    At least you can keep tropical species there. I came to the realization that trying Asian, SA and African species is essentially too difficult here. My wife wants a 'big' tortoise. Unfortunately it doesn't make a lot of sense long term. Even a p. pardalis is out of the question. If I can't do it right all the way, then forget it.
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    Very nice Adam, they are looking great!
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    AJK Aquaria Well-Known Member

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    Thanks buddy. When I'm on deaths bed, I'll get your address...
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    What about kleinmanni or spengleri? They are small enough for indoor housing.
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    Looks like it’s time to move down south.
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    I have two NA woods pre-ordered from Chris Leone atm. Do you happen to have any pics of your set up from hatchlings. I have pretty much seen a 50/50 split of people either doing very shallow water throughout entire enclosure or 100% land with soaking dish.
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    I've found this method pretty easy to maintain , a Tupperware container and an 80-90 degree corner ......

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    So I had a long, detailed response all typed up and then it disappeared. That was a few days ago.... sorry.

    With the original 8 I got, I did very similar to mark1 with the sphagnum. But I did not provide a hot spot. Tub was a balmy 80 degrees and UVB it's entire length.

    With the 4 I got last year, I'm doing an aquatic setup. Strictly due to a recommendation from the breeder.

    So far, the aquatic is easier. In both instances, I fed separately. Or at least until fruit was offered on a dish. With the moss, digging up 8 little hiding turtles in a 3' tub took some time. In the aquatic, they behave just like any painted or cooter, crashing the glass for food everytime you're by them. They are also not as shy.
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    Right...
    Things like job, family and friends make it hard to pursue a passion, lol
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    Good point, and I've thought about that. But those are high dollar items that require somewhat specialized care. And my goal is to keep the vast majority outside year round. Or brumate in a fridge. Waking up extra early to prepare several turtle meals or feeding in tubs and scrubbing out dishes and chopping nightcrawlers is getting to me...
    And I have a couple hundred cichlids and raise fry. I have to be careful of becoming overwhelmed. Maybe down the road...
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    I was leaning more towards fully aquatic set up with maybe a half log for them to climb out of the water. Thank you. I also have a 3-Toed juvenile that is about 3.5-4 inches that does not fit will with my collection.
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    Sorry, again, for the late reply... I'm terrible.

    Let me know on the young 3 toed Eric. Thank you.
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    Closing in on 2 years of age... 20180712_170035.jpg 20180712_170049.jpg
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    Very nice!
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    I also love the wood turtles and had some years ago. Your outdoor enclosure for your boxies looks great. Looking forward to seeing what you make for your woodies.
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    Sadly, I really have not. Just laid a few boards so far. What you can kind of see in the background is the 3 toed area, and beyond that is for Russian tortoises. I found a Russian a couple years ago, and I needed to get him outside. Then we got him some girlfriends.
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