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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-07-2009, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Introduction and many turtle pics.... (very pic Heavy)

I just wanted to introduce myself, as I am new to this forum. My name is Blake and I currently have 6 turtles, for now . I got my first one, common snapper, about 3 years ago and have been really into turts and torts since then. I live in Indiana about 1 hour from Chicago. When not herping or learning about turtles I build Custom Cars and Trucks. Well enough jibber jabber, on to the pics....

First my Eastern Box (Terrapene carolina carolina), 80's Caprice, shes is about 6" SCL and Ive had her for about 2 years:











Her outside enclosure:



Next my common Snapper (Chelydra Serpentina)Bags McBic, Hes about 4" SCL and I got him at less than 1" SCL and I've had him over 3 years:












Next is 1 of my common musk (Sternotherus odoratus), Houdini, Shes just over 4" SCL and I have only had her about 6 months. I have a Male for her as well but No pics of him.






Her Basking in her Above Tank Basking Area:



Her entire enclosure:



Next is my Red Eared SLider (Trachemys scripta elegans), Radio Slider, Shes a little over 7" SCL and I got her from a garage sale about 4 months ago. She had very poor conditions and no filter or basking area, I couldn't say no to her.

When I first got her, with retained scutes:






Her new digs outside with plenty of sun (and shade):




After month and a good shed, she still has some retained scutes but shes getting better:








Finally we have my Eastern Spiny Softy(Apalone spinifera spinifera), no name yet. I got him as a hatchling from an online breeder about 1 year ago. He's now about 2.5" SCL and fairly shy. And very hard to get pics of.











More pics can be found here, if interested: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...lbumId=2849202

0.1.0 Common Snapper, 0.0.1 Eastern Spiny Softshell, 1.1.0 Common Musk, 1.0.0 Eastern Box Turtle, 1.0.0 Red Eared Slider.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-07-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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You have a very nice turtle family :)
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Nice looking turtles!!

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thanks for sharing,they're great.
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Awesome photos!!

Did you put something on their shell to make them look shiny?
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Awesome photos!!

Did you put something on their shell to make them look shiny?

Just a little turtle wax!! Just kidding, just some water to make the colors stand out more.

0.1.0 Common Snapper, 0.0.1 Eastern Spiny Softshell, 1.1.0 Common Musk, 1.0.0 Eastern Box Turtle, 1.0.0 Red Eared Slider.
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I love the pictures l! Very amazing!
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awesome pics!
i love the custom tank habitat thing you have for them
really creative :)
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hi,love the turtles,do u know what kind i have?
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Awesome pics. How often do you clean out the kiddie pool or do you use a filter?

I've been wanting to get a pool for mine. Currently they are in a huge 70 gal plastic tub.
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