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Offline skeebo1969

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I'm getting another baby!!
« on: September 23, 2010, 12:01:05 PM »


Baby Chesapeake Diamondback Terrapin that is!  I put him on hold yesterday and the breeder is mailing him to me next week.  I hope it's a female because I have two males already. 






This is what they look like full grown.
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 12:02:27 PM »
cool skeebs!

oh and by the way --- you said the "b" word -

we don't take kindly to that in these here parts...   LOL
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 12:07:26 PM »
cool skeebs!

oh and by the way --- you said the "b" word -

we don't take kindly to that in these here parts...   LOL
 ;D

My goodness, yes. What does the turtle seller's sexual orientation have to do with anything? ::)

:D

So how about some photos of your boys, Skeebs? I hope you don't keep them in a tiny tank.

I bet they're hoping for a female too. Good luck!
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 12:11:06 PM »


So how about some photos of your boys, Skeebs? I hope you don't keep them in a tiny tank.

 
@Ann - didn't you say that you keep MattyD's boys in a tank err a jar - at the side of your bed?
Not sure I would want to see a photo of skeebs "boys."   lol   :o
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 12:56:30 PM »
@Ann - didn't you say that you keep MattyD's boys in a tank err a jar - at the side of your bed?
Not sure I would want to see a photo of skeebs "boys."   lol   :o

I have nothing to do with Matty's turtles. As if. ::)
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline WillyWump

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 02:04:40 PM »
He/She/It is gorgeous Skeebs! Yes, please we need pics of the whole Turtle Clan.

Btw, I was unaware you could just "Mail a turtle",

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 02:06:40 PM »
Very cute! What a beautiful pattern.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010, 02:19:17 PM »
I have been thinking about getting a turtle for awhile now . I need to do some research about what I would need to know about the care and how to keep a happy turtle .

One thing that has always botherd me about some breed of pets are how do you know if they are truly happy . I sometimes wonder if fish in an aquarium have all they need .

People accuse me of spoiling my dog by insisting on not leaving her in a kennel or being away too long . If I travel she either goes with or stays at home with a house sitter . 

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2010, 02:56:51 PM »
-_- now u just need a rat that can do karate.....and some ooze.
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2010, 03:16:20 PM »
So how about some photos of your boys, Skeebs? I hope you don't keep them in a tiny tank.

I bet they're hoping for a female too. Good luck!


Thanks Ann.  I keep them in a 100 gallon long tank with a basking area attatched.

He/She/It is gorgeous Skeebs! Yes, please we need pics of the whole Turtle Clan.

Btw, I was unaware you could just "Mail a turtle",

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Next day shipping is what I meant.
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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2010, 04:40:12 PM »
The marking are beautiful...but if you are hopingfor a female why didn't you order a female?..just curious.

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2010, 05:21:58 PM »
Thanks Ann.  I keep them in a 100 gallon long tank with a basking area attatched.

Because the Isle of Man is a center for basking shark studies and because I quickly skimmed your post, I thought you said you had a basking shark attached. :o



^ Kinda like that guy has one attached to his kayak ^



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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2010, 05:58:49 PM »
The marking are beautiful...but if you are hopingfor a female why didn't you order a female?..just curious.

Hugs
Jan :-*

Unfortunately with turtles you can't tell what sex they are till they reach about 3 inches in length, which is usually about the second to third year.

Because the Isle of Man is a center for basking shark studies and because I quickly skimmed your post, I thought you said you had a basking shark attached. :o



^ Kinda like that guy has one attached to his kayak ^



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Reminds me of an ex-girlfriend...  Sonya's mouth must of had those little ribs in it. :D
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2010, 06:05:33 PM »
Unfortunately with turtles you can't tell what sex they are till they reach about 3 inches in length,


Same with a lot of guys....  arrrh arrrh arrrh

baaaa da dum.. ;D
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2010, 06:51:32 PM »
Same with a lot of guys....  arrrh arrrh arrrh

baaaa da dum.. ;D

In my opinion, three inches would be a great reason for suicide.
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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2010, 07:50:37 PM »
Same with a lot of guys....  arrrh arrrh arrrh

baaaa da dum.. ;D

Now that was funny... :D

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2010, 12:14:42 AM »
-_- now u just need a rat that can do karate.....and some ooze.

I find this hilarious and no one else even responded?  I guess they're all too old.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2010, 10:31:14 AM »
  I guess they're all too old.

So now you're anti-geriatric? Tisk Tisk.

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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2010, 04:45:08 PM »


I got the terrapin last week.  It's about an inch and a half long and doing very well.  Here is a pic of him sleeping under his heat lamp. Sorry for the poor quality, it was taken with my phone.


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Offline WillyWump

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2010, 05:50:26 PM »

I got the terrapin last week.  It's about an inch and a half long and doing very well.  Here is a pic of him sleeping under his heat lamp. Sorry for the poor quality, it was taken with my phone.




Oh, he's darling! Looks like he likes his new digs. Glad he survived the mail!

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Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2011, 11:52:21 PM »


   Snapped a quick picture of Ziggy today just before feeding time.  In the pictures above he's  smaller than a quarter.  Now his shell is just under 3 inches, little guy is growing fast!  I am surprised looking back at previous pics how much his shell has darkened.

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2011, 11:55:30 PM »
What do you feed him ?

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2011, 11:57:58 PM »
I find this hilarious and no one else even responded?  I guess they're all too old.

Actually I thought Rav's comment was cute. You just responded before me quickfingers.
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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2011, 11:58:35 PM »
Yeah are turtles hard to maintain?
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
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5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2011, 12:19:39 AM »
What do you feed him ?

He eats a variety of food.   I feed him some pelleted food made for turtles and give him chopped fish, shrimp, or clams when I can find them fresh at the store.


Yeah are turtles hard to maintain?

Depends...  A little bit.  The proper set-up cost around $300 at this size.  That includes UVB lighting essential for their health.  I have to do water changes weekly for this type of turtle because they're more prone to infection than other species.   With that said, there are other types that remain relatively small and are much easier to care for.

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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2011, 10:26:07 AM »
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6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2011, 07:01:32 PM »

baby turtle by GSOgymrat, on Flickr

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2011, 10:39:39 PM »

baby turtle by GSOgymrat, on Flickr

Shit, Ford, that cracked me UP! I'm very tired so it was a deep internal snicker that came up as a growl in my throat and made my belly roll. And that's a good thing.

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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2011, 10:59:51 PM »


  Ya'll gettin' tired of this yet?  He was stretching out on his basking dock and allowed me to snap a quick picture without jumping in.  Sometimes he does this with his front legs fully extended as well. 

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« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2011, 09:05:57 AM »
Hahaha!
Tom Tom, you know the first thing that went through my head when I saw the title of this thread!

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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2011, 10:15:35 AM »
Hahaha!
Tom Tom, you know the first thing that went through my head when I saw the title of this thread!

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PS Text me Tom Tom! I got a new phone iand in typical Danny fashion didn't save your numbs so I don't have it anymore. Sad Bananas :-(

Reported for hijack...
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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2011, 10:39:28 AM »
I'm back for 5 minute and already I'm being reported to the the mods!

Aww nuts and bolts!
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« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2011, 11:29:08 AM »
I'm back for 5 minute and already I'm being reported to the the mods!

Aww nuts and bolts!
 ;)

You're lucky I am not posting your audition videos. :D
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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2011, 09:38:21 PM »


  More pics!  Judging from the fat head I think Ziggy might be a girl.



This is my 4 year old Texan Diamondback Terrapin, a nice big girl named Marley.  Once again Ziggy's species hails from Chesapeake Bay, and are generally called Blue Northern Diamondbacks.


Marley is just under 7 inches long and a little over 5 inches across, she's heavy.


Marley basking
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2011, 09:45:49 PM »
Dang T - Ziggy did get big and Marley is also huge!

BTW, do the UV lights you have for them come in handy for anything else?  IJS   ;)
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: I'm getting another baby!!
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2011, 09:47:38 PM »
Dang T - Ziggy did get big and Marley is also huge!

BTW, do the UV lights you have for them come in handy for anything else?  IJS   ;)

I don't know... good question.  I know you can get product from just these regular new bulbs, whatever the hell they call em... you know the ones, right?
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« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2011, 09:57:06 PM »
I don't know... good question.  I know you can get product from just these regular new bulbs, whatever the hell they call em... you know the ones, right?
yeah, i forget the name - but they're the energy efficient ones, right?

Good factoid to know. ;D
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2011, 10:02:52 PM »
yeah, i forget the name - but they're the energy efficient ones, right?

Good factoid to know. ;D

Yep, those are the ones.  Just mount them in a closet painted white... don't forget a drainage pan.  Note: keep in mind, they'll yield you minimal product as compared to the more expensive stuff.

My terrapins just use a UVB bulb.... just so you know, your question intrigues me.
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« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2011, 10:06:07 PM »
Yep, those are the ones.  Just mount them in a closet painted white... don't forget a drainage pan.  Note: keep in mind, they'll yield you minimal product as compared to the more expensive stuff.

My terrapins just use a UVB bulb.... just so you know, your question intrigues me.

BTW, since I have started posting on this thread, I am now getting advertisements for turtle food.  ???
Turtle food and drug addiction treatment --- go figure.
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
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« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2011, 10:09:35 PM »
BTW, since I have started posting on this thread, I am now getting advertisements for turtle food.  ???
Turtle food and drug addiction treatment --- go figure.

Interesting, I am getting advertisements for a site called Turtleshack.com...  a place I am vehemently opposed to.  Their practice is akin to a puppy mill. 
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« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2011, 10:13:03 PM »
Interesting, I am getting advertisements for a site called Turtleshack.com...  a place I am vehemently opposed to.  Their practice is akin to a puppy mill. 
Yep, that is who i am getting ads from too.  You should shoot a PM to Tim - he said if there were any objectionable ads he would look into them and could put them on the block list.
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« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2011, 10:36:21 PM »

  More pics!  Judging from the fat head I think Ziggy might be a girl.


Hmph. Kiss my fat girl's ass.
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« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2011, 10:41:02 PM »
Hmph. Kiss my fat girl's ass.

LOL Nooo seriously, it's one of the traits you can use to differentiate between the sexes. 

The females actually get a lot bigger than males.  Pic below is of a large female and two males.
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« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2011, 10:45:11 PM »
LOL Nooo seriously, it's one of the traits you can use to differentiate between the sexes. 


You can kiss it anyway. I won't tell. ;D
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« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2011, 10:45:51 PM »
LOL Nooo seriously, it's one of the traits you can use to differentiate between the sexes. 

The females actually get a lot bigger than males.  Pic below is of a large female and two males.

Wow!
I hope that big female one doesn't show up at any turtle support groups -- cause there might be some straight turtles in the group that will start talking trash about her --- thinking that all straight female turtles are just like her -- and that's just not right!!  And, she probably has a great personality.
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« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2011, 10:52:34 PM »
Wow!
I hope that big female one doesn't show up at any turtle support groups -- cause there might be some straight turtles in the group that will start talking trash about her --- thinking that all straight female turtles are just like her -- and that's just not right!!  And, she probably has a great personality.

Naw, she's just a fat terrapin with ex boyfriend partner fuckbuddy issues. Aren't they all?
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« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2011, 10:56:36 PM »
You can kiss it anyway. I won't tell. ;D

And neither would I.   ;)
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« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2011, 08:30:02 AM »
I'm glad you enjoy your babies.  Here is my pure-bred multicultural.  I was so happy when Bill got her for me on my 35th birthday.  He didn't belive dogs belonged in the house.  He thought that if animals were in the house, they belonged on your plate.  My gal is almost 10.

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« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2011, 01:15:50 PM »


   I know you guys are keeping your desires for more pics on the hush. 

   Better camera=better pics.  This is my female Marley looking purdy.




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« Reply #50 on: September 15, 2011, 11:18:19 AM »


  There's been a new adddition to the family.  I've been on a waiting list for 6 years for this little fellow.  This is another subspecies of Terrapin, an Ornate Diamondback Terrapin:



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« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2011, 11:28:44 AM »
WOW! What a wonderful looking little creature.

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« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2011, 11:33:24 AM »
He's so BEAUTIFUL! I love how he is giving you the "stink eye" in the pics. LOL.

How big will he get?
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« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2011, 01:32:13 PM »
Cute!

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« Reply #54 on: September 15, 2011, 02:42:53 PM »
Very Cute. Have you named him/her ?  :)
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« Reply #55 on: September 15, 2011, 03:25:32 PM »
He's so BEAUTIFUL! I love how he is giving you the "stink eye" in the pics. LOL.

How big will he get?

He does look like he has a bit of an attitude, huh?  If it's female it will grow to about 6 to 9 inches long at the shell, and if it's male it will grow no longer than 4 to 6 inches.

Very Cute. Have you named him/her ?  :)

Having trouble coming up with a name.  I won't know what sex it is for another year or so.  So far I've given two females men's names so perhaps I should hold back.  My wife wants to name it Rasta to go along with the other two names of Ziggy and Marley (both female).

I lent Marley to a breeder in North Carolina in a deal for this new little guy/gal.  The breeder says it was temp sexed for female.... but I've heard that before concerning my other two who were supposedly males.

Any ideas?

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« Reply #56 on: September 15, 2011, 03:44:43 PM »
Is Rasta a name? Rasta in Hindi means "way" or "route".  :)

For a turtle I like the name "Squidgy".  :)

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« Reply #57 on: September 15, 2011, 03:52:47 PM »
Congrats.

What does that mean?  "temp sexed for female?"

Do you keep them together or separate?

How about Haile (as in Selassie?)

And congrats on the move.  I'm so happy for you.  Talk to Mike (bocker) about restaurants.
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« Reply #58 on: September 15, 2011, 03:58:40 PM »
I'd go for Rasta. If it's a boy, you could amend it to Rasta Man.

Is Rasta a name? Rasta in Hindi means "way" or "route".  :)

It's short for Rastafari.
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« Reply #59 on: September 15, 2011, 06:35:48 PM »
More Turtle pics please!!!!!!

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« Reply #60 on: September 15, 2011, 06:41:22 PM »
I've always liked the name Yurtle

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« Reply #61 on: September 15, 2011, 06:49:15 PM »
Spoil that baby as much as you can! 

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« Reply #62 on: September 16, 2011, 07:59:05 AM »
Congrats.

What does that mean?  "temp sexed for female?"

Do you keep them together or separate?

How about Haile (as in Selassie?)

Hey Robert!  I hope all is well on your end.  Regarding your question about temp sexed --after the female lays her eggs breeders incubate the eggs at certain temperatures to achieve a desired sex; at 78 degrees  they will be all hatched as females, and at 81 degrees they all are hatched as males.   Any temperature in between is supposed to give a sexual mix of sorts.

I have to keep the little one separate....  the others may confuse it for a snack.  He is just a tad smaller than a nickel.

I like Haile, but I like Selassie even better.  Ann mentioning Rastafari even sparks my interest.... 


And congrats on the move.  I'm so happy for you.  Talk to Mike (bocker) about restaurants.

Thanks Rob, much appreciated.  Did you ever get that 4 wheeler to run correctly?  Didn't know Mike was near Boston..


I'd go for Rasta. If it's a boy, you could amend it to Rasta Man.

It's short for Rastafari.

hmmm, that's a good idea too.

 I might have to get some more to go along with all these great name ideas. ;)  If Marley is successfully bred in the Spring I get first choice from the clutch as well.  I currently  have 3 of the 7 subspecies of DBT.   

That's a dream for now until we get into a bigger place...

I've always liked the name Yurtle

Name already taken.   When I was 6 years old  I had a Japanese Reeve's turtle named Yurtle the Turtle, coolest one I've ever owned.  She died when I was 32 of respiratory infection... the guy who gave her to me was a neighbor and he had her for 12 years himself.

More Turtle pics please!!!!!!

-Will

I'll get some more up soon.  The little tyke is so skittish it's hard to get closeups without it diving for cover.  Those pics above were taken about 4-5 feet away believe it or not..lol. 

Spoil that baby as much as you can! 

LOL you know it....
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« Reply #63 on: September 16, 2011, 09:02:13 AM »
Wow, I cant believe he is barely bigger than a nickel! So amazing.
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« Reply #64 on: September 16, 2011, 09:18:41 AM »
Jeeze, smaller than a nickel? I though s/he was at least two inches or so. Your camera must have an awesome zoom on it to get such a good picture of the little critter from five feet away!
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« Reply #65 on: September 16, 2011, 02:36:38 PM »

He is just a tad smaller than a nickel.....

That's a dream for now until we get into a bigger place...


Uh?

No, the 4wheeler is still sitting next to the barn.  Hard to work on when 105' every day.  Now that fall is here I can work on it.

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« Reply #66 on: September 16, 2011, 03:29:42 PM »
Ann, it's not about size. LOL LOL
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« Reply #67 on: September 16, 2011, 05:08:57 PM »
Cute pics!! he/she/it  is only bigger than a nickle..? Wow amazing looking tiny creature!!

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« Reply #68 on: September 17, 2011, 07:41:35 AM »
Ann, it's not about size. LOL LOL

Sez who? :D
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« Reply #69 on: September 17, 2011, 08:45:52 AM »
Sez who? :D

Zactly!  Who wants to set sail in the Pacific in a canoe? ;D
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« Reply #70 on: September 18, 2011, 07:14:36 AM »
Jeeze, smaller than a nickel? I though s/he was at least two inches or so. Your camera must have an awesome zoom on it to get such a good picture of the little critter from five feet away!

You should see the pics I have of my wife!!  This thing can capture new pu hair growth with great detail.


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« Reply #71 on: September 18, 2011, 10:41:28 AM »
You should see the pics I have of my wife!!  This thing can capture new pu hair growth with great detail.

It's a shame that you can't post them or link to them. Wouldn't mind having a looksie. ~sigh~
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« Reply #72 on: September 18, 2011, 11:19:29 AM »
It's a shame that you can't post them or link to them. Wouldn't mind having a looksie. ~sigh~

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« Reply #73 on: October 20, 2011, 11:38:20 PM »
Here are some updated pics of the two, both are growing considerably and the ornate is really morphing quite a bit:
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