Need help sexing blue comcentric DBT

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I am. Not sure if it’s exactly the salinity it needs, but I do add some to the water. I feel it helps with organisms and health. Thank you for the compliments.
 

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I am. Not sure if it’s exactly the salinity it needs, but I do add some to the water. I feel it helps with organisms and health. Thank you for the compliments.
Hygrometers can help you measure the salinity. If you do get one, I recommend the telescope looking one instead of the meter one
 

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View attachment 270571 View attachment 270572 View attachment 270573 View attachment 270574 View attachment 270575 View attachment 270576 View attachment 270577 I have a beautiful blue concentric diamondback terrapin and curious if it’s male or female. I have received multiple different answers. Can anyone here tell me what they think or know this looks like? About 4.5 inches shell length. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
SOOOOO BEEAUTIFUL!!![emoji173]️[emoji173]️[emoji173]️
 

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View attachment 270571 View attachment 270572 View attachment 270573 View attachment 270574 View attachment 270575 View attachment 270576 View attachment 270577 I have a beautiful blue concentric diamondback terrapin and curious if it’s male or female. I have received multiple different answers. Can anyone here tell me what they think or know this looks like? About 4.5 inches shell length. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
What a beautiful turtle! You posted in the right place. We don't exactly have water TORTOISES... :D
 

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Thank you all for the help and complements. I ended up buying a refractometer thanks to all your advice. I was way under the salinity needed for brackish water. Now I am perfect. I bought the liquid to calibrate the tool as well. Gem seems very happy now. Fed her some ghost shrimp yesterday. What cool animals to watch eat. Just simply amazing. Let’s see some of your terrapins out there if you wish to share.....
 

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Thank you all for the help and complements. I ended up buying a refractometer thanks to all your advice. I was way under the salinity needed for brackish water. Now I am perfect. I bought the liquid to calibrate the tool as well. Gem seems very happy now. Fed her some ghost shrimp yesterday. What cool animals to watch eat. Just simply amazing. Let’s see some of your terrapins out there if you wish to share.....
Diamondback terrapins like yours are one of my DREAM turtles!!!!!!! :):<3::<3::<3:
 

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We had a rescued diamondback that we eventually released in Jamaica Bay here. We alternated between fresh and brackish water. They hunt food in salt water, but return periodically to fresh water for drinking, before heading out again.
 

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