Red-cheek mud turtle recent photos

cdmay

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Here are some recent photos of a trio of red-cheek mud turtles I've been raising.
First, last year...
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Then last week...this is male #1
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Plastron...
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This is my #2 male. Also a really nice looking little guy...
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Plastron...

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Another head shot...

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The two males consuming some krill in the kitchen sink. This is a great way to avoid fouling their aquarium water as when finished eating, they often defecate too. Of course, one needs to sterilize their sink afterwards!
Krill is high in beta carotids which helps birds, fish and even turtles maintain their red or pink pigments while in captivity. However I limit krill feeding to about twice a month for juveniles and after they're adults almost never.

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This is the female of that reverse trio...

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This is her plastron. In my experience females tend to have much less pigment on their plastrons than the males do.

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This is my 6 year old female---who's waiting for the two males to become mature!

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Beautiful! I've never kept water turtles, but the muds and musks have always interested me. Thanks for sharing!
 

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I had never seen that species before. They're very pretty.
 

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They are so pretty. Only water turtle we have is a 13 year old RES. Now you got me thinking turtles.....:rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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Great looking animals . Did they come from The Turtle Source? Last year they had some at. National Reptile Breeders' Expo in Daytona Beach that had same color.
 

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I've picked up a couple from TS at the Expo. They have nice animals but are widely expensive.
 
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