Other Turtle Discussion :: Determining RES sex

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:38 pm   Determining RES sex

So back in July I won a RES at my city's fair when he was barely a full inch. I measured him yesterday and he's finally four inches now
From looking at his characteristics I'm guessing he's male, but I would like an opinion from someone who's experienced. Thanks
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:19 pm   Re: Determining RES sex

Male
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:09 pm   Re: Determining RES sex

Yup. Congrats!
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:28 pm   Re: Determining RES sex

His claws didn't really give it away for me but that fat ole tail did.:-) And the position of the cloaca.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:16 pm   Re: Determining RES sex

Thank you! Now I can finally relax and not panic about him growing twelve inches ha
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:20 pm   Re: Determining RES sex

Your cute! That's actually funny.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:25 pm   Re: Determining RES sex

I have a 3 year old female that is about 6" And I love her. If she keeps getting bigger I guess I build an outdoor pond and buy a 600 gallon stock tank. Whatever it takes to make her life comfortable.Welcome to turtle owning!
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:52 am   Re: Determining RES sex

My RES are about 12 years old now, and not even close to 12". She's around 7.5 and the male is 5.5 ish. I need to remeasure soon, but look into that forever home :)
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:58 pm   Re: Determining RES sex

Male
1 RES Evergreen
1 Razorback Musk Acorn
1 Common Musk Charcoal ( Rest In Peace :cry:)
1 Red-Bellied Turtle Hermes
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