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Post Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:50 pm   A couple pics of Toku

Toku is doing good. He is almost 4 inches now. The front claws haven't grown much but I still call him a he because of the tail. Its kinda weird I figured the front claws would be longer by now :?

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:33 am   Re: A couple pics of Toku

Very nice update. His nose looks like it's getting a bit longer, which is another male trait.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:54 am   Re: A couple pics of Toku

Thanks Steve. Yeah its wierd, I wonder if there is males with shorter claws than usual? He is still very active, the only time he sits around is during basking.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:57 am   Re: A couple pics of Toku

I think there are a few females with larger claws, so anything is possible. My male RES lost a few nails a few years ago, but they seem to be growing to normal size.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:20 pm   Re: A couple pics of Toku

Huh I did not know that. I guess I will just have wait and see. The opening on his tail is pass the end of the shell so I'm absolutely sure he is a he. I didn't know males had longer noses than females. Just goes to show you learn something new everyday, even after ten yrs experience with sliders! Thanks Steve
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:02 pm   Re: A couple pics of Toku

Here's a pretty long male nose: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=28759&p=277074#p277074
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:27 am   Re: A couple pics of Toku

wow your right Steve thats a long nose! I never noticed that before but then again I've never paid attention to that characteristic before
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:55 am   Re: A couple pics of Toku

I had another question, I have noticed toku is sticking his front legs out in front of him and vibrating them to his reflection is this just a mating ritual or is it also something else and is this only a trait of males or are females known to do it ( none of my previous turtles did this and I had females, never a male)?
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:12 pm   Re: A couple pics of Toku

It's fluttering... he probably is telling his reflection to back off and it's doing the same :)
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:17 pm   Re: A couple pics of Toku

Oh ok thats funny. As you can tell, I never had a male! None of my females ever did this. So, is this a charateristic of a male slider?
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:58 am   Re: A couple pics of Toku

Both can do it, but only a male does it during courtship. I haven't seen my RES do this in awhile :(
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:59 pm   Re: A couple pics of Toku

Huh, ok thanks for the info Steve:)
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:16 pm   Re: A couple pics of Toku

heres a couple more pics. I love his patterns, still bright!

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:47 pm   Re: A couple pics of Toku

such a beautiful turtle.. his shell is wonderful. I hope Mikey's shell retains it's patterns like Toku's :)
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:21 pm   Re: A couple pics of Toku

Yeah I'm moving a album around for Toku I will post more pics soon I have good shots of his belly, tail and head;)
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