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I'm wondering if somebody here keep this species? And I'm interning in to see the enclosures of them!
 

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I used to. I don't have them anymore. I kept them in a mostly aquatic setup with about 7 inches of water and lots of submerged branches and logs. They paddled and lumbered about quite happily. Kept them that way for about 5 years.

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Okay do you still have a picture of the setup? Do you breed them?
 

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I don't know that I have any pictures of the set up. I have pictures of the turtles in the tank, but when I took the pictures the focus was on the turtles. And they are prints- I'll have to see if I can scan them and then post them up here.

No, I never had any luck breeding them. I didn't really have a whole lot of knowledge about the species back then, and I didn't really try to get them to reproduce either.

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I don't know that I have any pictures of the set up. I have pictures of the turtles in the tank, but when I took the pictures the focus was on the turtles. And they are prints- I'll have to see if I can scan them and then post them up here.

No, I never had any luck breeding them. I didn't really have a whole lot of knowledge about the species back then, and I didn't really try to get them to reproduce either.

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Ah okay thank you. Hopefully someone of this forum keep this species at the moment and can post something about them!
To keep them shouldn't be very difficult but I want to know how much water/land and something about diet.
 

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I keep them. I keep them in a half-land, half-water enclosure with my R.p.manni group. I've gotten lots of eggs from them, but haven't had any luck hatching them. I've recently been advised that they need a period of diapause from 1-3 months, so I'm hoping to give that a try this fall when they start laying again.
 

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Thank you! At the moment there are no animals available..
 

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So long searching but I found animals. The group is 1,3. 1,1 is sudadult 0,2 full adult. They're not with me at the moment I'll get them at the Hamm show 10.12.16.
 

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There is an adult breeding pair on the public FB turtle/tortoise classifieds page. I think charging 300
 

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So my group arrived yesterday. Beautiful acclimatized LTC animals.
They're still eating. ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1481469546.601145.jpg
This here is the tank of them. I use black tee for making the water "black" and imitating the Amazonas.
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I'll make another "earthbox" for them so that they have more land.
 

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nice turtles , I used to have some , I like them a lot , wish I had room to have them again , or would have neverhad to have gotten rid of them ....... you can add an organic , natural , peat moss to your filter and achieve the stained water with the actual effects of the organics .........
 

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Never heard of using black tea. What's the thought process with that? Peat moss and Almond Leaves work well too.
 

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Yes but I'm not a friend of leaves from the outside. And normal peat moss make the water dirty and I only want black water.
 

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Never heard of using black tea. What's the thought process with that? Peat moss and Almond Leaves work well too.
It's the exact same. Teas, almond leaves, peat, oak leaves, cypress, etc, all produce the tannins in higher amounts than many other plants do.

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it has always appeared to me that peat moss was a long term stable way to create softer more acidic water .......... i would suppose you could achieve similar effects with enough black tea leaves over time , but i would initially worry about the caffeine , it may not be an issue , i just don't know how much would initially be introduced , and its affect on a turtle ........
 

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Yeah. I guess my hesitation isn't really backed up by any evidence. Just would be worried about using tea.
 
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