New Forstenii hatchlings

MichaelaW

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 20, 2015
Messages
742
Location (City and/or State)
Harlingen, TX
I just received two forstenii hatchlings from Benjamin this morning. They are a temperature sexed 1.1 pair. They are such chunky monkeys and I could not be happier!
 

Attachments

tortadise

Well-Known Member
Moderator
5 Year Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2012
Messages
9,532
Location (City and/or State)
Tropical South Texas
Awesome. Ben is a fantastic guy. I've gotten quite a few from him as well. The light one is awesome. Make sure to keep the numbers and find a unique ID for each one of them. They will change drastically in appearance obverse the years.
 

MichaelaW

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 20, 2015
Messages
742
Location (City and/or State)
Harlingen, TX
Yes, I love the coloration of the light one. Reminds me of honey. Too bad they change color as they mature, but they are still stunning as adults.
 

harris

Well-Known Member
10 Year Member!
Joined
Aug 24, 2009
Messages
954
Location (City and/or State)
Ohio
Stunning little beasts!
 

MichaelaW

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 20, 2015
Messages
742
Location (City and/or State)
Harlingen, TX
Thanks all! I'm just loving them. I'm hooked on forstenii now. They're such an awesome species. In great need of conservation also!
 

Benjamin

Active Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2011
Messages
773
Location (City and/or State)
zone 7b
The blonde one is nice! Too bad that color will change as it grows. I do have one that has kept an intense yellow as well as a couple that have a nice orange color still. Those animals are 1-5yrs of age now.
 

MichaelaW

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 20, 2015
Messages
742
Location (City and/or State)
Harlingen, TX
That would be interesting if she kept that color. Do you have any photos of those that kept their colors? I would love to see them. Your success and accomplishments with forstenii are absolutely amazing!
 

Anthony P

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2012
Messages
2,164
Location (City and/or State)
Swamps, bogs, and vernal pools
Awesome! Congrats, @MichaelaW

Hey @Benjamin, are either of these offspring from Molly? If so, I'd love to tell Michaela that story.

I am very proud to know Ben and am fortunate to have had the opportunity to watch, from a distance, what he has been able to do with forstenii. It really is a species in need of such champions, and all chelonians should be so lucky to have people like him on their side. I've learned a lot about who I want to be by seeing who Ben is..
 

MichaelaW

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 20, 2015
Messages
742
Location (City and/or State)
Harlingen, TX
Anthony, do you know what number Molly is in the studbook? #222 is from dam #99 and #225 is from dam #100.
 

MichaelaW

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 20, 2015
Messages
742
Location (City and/or State)
Harlingen, TX
Here's some updated photos of the pair. They are doing very well. The darker one especially is putting on some nice growth. So far they are doing well together. Occasionally the smaller one will ram the larger one.
 

Attachments

Top