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Post Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:47 pm   My Diamondback Terrapin Family

Well I have been slowly downing my collection of Painteds,sliders,musks to make room. Hardest was giving up my first hatchlings and first painted turtle. Hard to do but i really wanted diamondbacks. They are my favorite turtle.

So I now have my family of diamondbacks. I added the final two today. So here is My family.

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These Are the two new ones. Very beatiful. Shame the female has this old shell injury but she is perfectly fine.
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These last two are actually offspring from the two new dbts
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:22 pm   

Is that the same female you posted was at a reptile show a while ago? She's beautiful!
I like the little one in the last pic too :D

*SO* jealous!
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:30 pm   

I see you did get the pair in the end.
Congrats, they look great.
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:31 pm   

BullDog wrote:Is that the same female you posted was at a reptile show a while ago? She's beautiful!
I like the little one in the last pic too :D

*SO* jealous!


Lol yep. I actually called the guy two days after the reptile show and asked him did he sell them. He said no. So i said bring them along to the next reptile show and there sold. I knew for a month now they were gonna be mine =P It was my little secret. No one say anything on my youtube channel yet please
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:17 pm   

Painteds4life wrote:Lol yep. I actually called the guy two days after the reptile show and asked him did he sell them. He said no. So i said bring them along to the next reptile show and there sold. I knew for a month now they were gonna be mine =P It was my little secret. No one say anything on my youtube channel yet please

I knew.... 8)
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:01 pm   

man those turtles look cool

i like the black spots
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:59 am   

Gorgeous! congratulations. I'd love to get my hands on a Diamondback someday when I have room for another aquatic turtle. I didn't realize how dramatic the variation within the species were in DBTs. Very cool. Are you going to be breeding that pair?
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:14 am   

Man I wish I could just blow 300$ on a nice turtle...
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:59 pm   

nice collection. i still say u should show us pics of all ur turtle set ups haha
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:42 pm   

do you know how the turtles shell got damaged? it looks like a nice chunk is taken out...
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:55 pm   

are u still gonna breed that pair? u could start selling terrapins. id buy one :)... maybe. id have to check my financial situation. haha.
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:47 pm   

Breeding is a yes. They actually have mated twice so far. The male should also mate with the other female. So we will see if we get eggs and then hopefulyl they hatch.

SINI5T3R wrote:do you know how the turtles shell got damaged? it looks like a nice chunk is taken out...


Yes I do.....here is the story:

The breeder started out by taking a spring and digging it out and making a large pond. He then dumped sand on the one side and fenced the whole thing in. He then put in a small trench between the sand line and the water.

He then put in 30 diamondbacks into the pond and left them breed. They cross the trench and lay their eggs. The eggs are left there and hatch naturally. They then hatch and try and head to the water but they fall into the trench which is only adult turtles can get by. The breeder then chooses the ones to get sold and the which get to go into the pond and throws them in. So the babys get thrown in with the adults. She obviously wasnt choosen to get sold and went into the water with the adults and she was biten by an adult and thats how she got the scar.

Now after awhile you get to many adults and you just randomly sell some off. Amazing thing is the guy said most of the adult dbts he has look like that white female now. She is 3rd generation at least of selective breeding in his pond. Obviously he selects the worst colored ones to get sold and best to go into the pond for future breeding. Amazing to see how far his breeding has come from the orginal 30. I certainly have never seen a dbt like that. He calls them high colored dbts which i guess he is right even though its just white lol
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:58 pm   

u should ask him to send u pictures of that. haha
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-# guppies!
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:58 pm   

i love the dbt they are so beautiful..
i could never go out and spend $300 on a turtle though! would be nice
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:04 pm   

sx2r wrote:i love the dbt they are so beautiful..
i could never go out and spend $300 on a turtle though! would be nice


It was $250 for 2 lol. Thats only $125 for a turtle >.< I would like to take note that my parents think i am insane and that I am never gonna get married.
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