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    OFF TOPIC: Emydoidea Blandingi :)

    Latin name: Emydoidea Blandingi American name: Blanding's Turtle

    I used to play with these guys all the time as a kid.
    I could always find them in a specific pond at the back of my parents place.
    we had quite a variety over a few km. ( eastern painted, snappers, map, blanding's and spotted )

    I used to keep babies of most of these with great success. If I ever find a little one, I just may have to start another turtle setup he he
    The most challenging ones were the snappers as they absolutely needed a dormant period.

    enjoy




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    nice... I also used to play with these guys when I was young... never got into keeping them at home but the idea does sound interesting.

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    I even kept adults in kids pools, making islands with huge rocks and feeding them cat food ( which is great for turtles.. got just about everything they need except for a calcium additive that I mixed with the food )

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Oh.. this particular one was a female.. easily identifiable at the back of the tail.
    I must of caught her on her way back to the pond.. from her egg laying duties.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Very nice pics Liv, thanks for sharing.

    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    If I ever find a little one, I just may have to start another turtle setup he he
    Just an FYI, but keeping any native turtles in captivity is actually against the law except for "educational purposes" where you must get a permit.
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    really.. hmmm didn't know about that law.. wow.. and i've kept some for nearly 12+years. u know if its a federal or provincial law ?

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    really.. hmmm didn't know about that law.. wow.. and i've kept some for nearly 12+years. u know if its a federal or provincial law ?
    Not sure. I have picked up a turtle and chameleon recently and have been doing a lot of reading on www.reptilescanada.com which is where I saw it mentioned. The people there are much more knowledgable for reptile stuff then I am.
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