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by wisp_13
Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: HELP!
Replies: 1
Views: 1048

HELP!

Can I put a tablet usually used for just a fish tank called "Start Right" in my turtle tank? I'm not sure, but I want to get rid of all the chlorine and what not in the water so it will be better for my turtle. Should I use water other than the water out of my tap instead? Help please!
by wisp_13
Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: Help, who can tell me what my 4 turtles are?!(100%)
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Hi

Simon is a False Map Turtle! They are the best, the males dont get much bigger than 5"-7" and they are a tad skittish at first but they have the best personalities and are so cute! :arrow: I have a FM, Harley, and he's the best ever! It's nice to have a turtle that's not so common as a RES or anothe...
by wisp_13
Sat May 28, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: Water spots
Replies: 0
Views: 693

Water spots

How do I get rid of those danged water spots? What causes them? It's harder for me to see my cute little turtle with all that mess, I tried scrubbing them, but to no avail. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
by wisp_13
Sat May 28, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: Water spots
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Water spots

How do I get rid of those danged water spots? What causes them? It's harder for me to see my cute little turtle with all that mess, I tried scrubbing them, but to no avail. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
by wisp_13
Sat May 28, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: Help I want to know what this turtle I found is, I have pic
Replies: 35
Views: 6360

Map Turtle perhaps?

It could be a type of map turtle, although most are on the smaller side. Look at the saw-like back of the shell, common map turtle characteristic. I myself own a map turtle, and it looks similar to a cousin of it. Im not sure the name....although it is strange that the carapace is yellow...Im not s...
by wisp_13
Fri Dec 31, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Mississippi or False map??
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Mississippi or False map??

False Map, like I had originally thought...hehe, I was right!
by wisp_13
Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:19 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Mississippi or False map??
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Mississippi or False map??

Thanks...the main difference is in the eyes...the mississippi has white eyes with smaller pupils (makes it look like its surprised or scared) and the false map has either brown or olive eyes with bigger pupils and a black bar across the eye. Kewl...thanks!
by wisp_13
Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Goop on Turtle!
Replies: 21
Views: 1978

Re: Goop on Turtle!

Thanks for all your help!I greatly appreciate it...I love turtles, and love animals, I cant wait to get another turtle, I just love them...
by wisp_13
Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: What are your turtles names?
Replies: 70
Views: 6707

Re: What are your turtles names?

what two breeds is your turtle mixed? Ooh! You know what would be a really pretty turtle? A painted and Rio Grande Slider mix....
by wisp_13
Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:37 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Mississippi or False map??
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Mississippi or False map??

I have a turtle that I believed to be a false map, then I was told by a friend that it was a mississippi map. What is the difference? I looked at piks of both and there doesnt seem to be any significant differences...any help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks!
by wisp_13
Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Goop on Turtle!
Replies: 21
Views: 1978

Re: Goop on Turtle!

what is a good source to buy a turtle though?? Becuase Im so reluctant to buy one online because I cant see them before I buy them or anything....
by wisp_13
Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:02 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Goop on Turtle!
Replies: 21
Views: 1978

Re: Goop on Turtle!

Ya, it really dissapoints me cuz I really want another turtle...I love reptiles..I want a ball python so bad...hehe...doubt that would be ok with the parental units though...dang...I finally talk them into actually letting me have another turtle and they have GoOp on them! GRRR!
by wisp_13
Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Goop on Turtle!
Replies: 21
Views: 1978

Re: Goop on Turtle!

They didnt say anything to me....they kinda just ignored me...I tried to ask some questions, but they just helped other people and wouldnt answer my questions....not like them...I got my other map, Harley, from them...strange...
by wisp_13
Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Goop on Turtle!
Replies: 21
Views: 1978

Goop on Turtle!

I went to the adoption place and was about to buy another map turtle but then I saw that they all had this weird white goopy stuff on their skin, I didnt know if it was some sort of rot or what so I didnt get any...they were all very little, they were a tad bigger than a hatchling, but not by much. ...
by wisp_13
Mon Jul 26, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: what kind of turtle do i have
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: what kind of turtle do i have

Oi! It\'s not a slider! It is a type of map turtle, which kind? Cant tell by the pics, but I am 95% sure it is a map. I have a map turtle, and the plastron, is the same, and well as the prominant keel along its back. I have a False Map. They have yellow \'L\'s behind their eyes. And the keel has bla...
by wisp_13
Thu Jul 22, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: This one!........No! That one!
Replies: 0
Views: 670

This one!........No! That one!

Hey there! Just in need of people\'s opinion! I am planning on getting another turtle, after what mariza had told me, I thought long and hard, and decided to get another turtle. Thanks Mariza for your advice! Anyways, I was thinking, should I get a Painted Turtle, or another False Map? Harley, the t...
by wisp_13
Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:40 pm
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: To bask, or not to bask?
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: To bask, or not to bask?

Its okay now! I saw him trying to get up to it, but he couldnt! So I put this fake log thingy in there and put it against the floaty island, and now he can get up. It was so funny to see him try to get up, but then it was kinda sad too. Anyways, the problem is fixed and now he can and does bask. Tha...
by wisp_13
Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: To bask, or not to bask?
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: To bask, or not to bask?

okay, thanks. I tried to put him on top of it, but he just scrambled right off. He doesnt really look at it, or \'sniff\' it, but I\'ll just wait a few days and see if he gets on it. If not, what should I do?
by wisp_13
Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:48 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Will they get along?
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Will they get along?

Thanks for your advice, I will consider the things you said before I get another turtle.
You all are so helpful on here! I am getting a larger tank anyways, so before I add another turtle to it, Im gonna think about more about it. Thanks again!
by wisp_13
Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: To bask, or not to bask?
Replies: 4
Views: 847

To bask, or not to bask?

First off, I recently purchased one of those floaty island thing-a-ma-jiggers, to replace the other basking area that I had in there. I replaced it, because it took up too much room in the tank, and the basking area of it wasnt that big anyway. I used to have this fake tree stump thing, sitting on t...
by wisp_13
Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Will they get along?
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Will they get along?

I have a FM male and I wanted to get him a playmate, but when I went to the store, all they had were RES that were around 1 1/2 in. And I was wondering, would they get along if I got one? Would the sex make a difference? Because I wanted to get a female, but they get so big, so then I thought about ...
by wisp_13
Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Bubbles...Not the Powerpuff Girl either......
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: Bubbles...Not the Powerpuff Girl either......

My turtle also blows bubbles while eating. Dont worry! It\'s normal! They are just expelling air that got cought in their mouths while chomping on their food. This is what I have read, and have been told. So I trust it is true. My turtle, Harley, blows bubbles through his nose, and mouth while eatin...
by wisp_13
Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: Do we have a X-breed?
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Do we have a X-breed?

That\'s not entirely true, naturally, some map turtles, like mine, have bumps along the spinal section of carapace. You can look at pictures of map turtles, false map turtles, and other types of map turtles if you just use a search engine. The bumps have earned the nick-name \'saw back\' for those t...
by wisp_13
Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: Small turtle, what is it???
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Small turtle, what is it???

Well, what does it look like? Is there any features that stand out, or that are different from other turtles you\'ve seen?
by wisp_13
Fri Jul 16, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: Where is everybody from?
Replies: 73
Views: 7864

Re: Where is everybody from?

Hey there! My name is Lark and Im from the tiny blink-once-and-miss-it town of St. George, Utah (ick I hate Utah, too many extreme-ist mormons! No offense to any mormons in here)
by wisp_13
Fri Jul 16, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: About How Old Are All of You? I\'m Sorry if this is insultin
Replies: 185
Views: 65077

Re: About How Old Are All of You? I\'m Sorry if this is insu

15 here! I got my turtle HaRlEy about 3 months ago and I love him more than anything! Im pretty sure he\'s a FM (false map) because he has the horizontal yellow bars behind his eyes, kinda like two \'L\'s. Anyway, nice talking to y\'all
by wisp_13
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:41 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: New Turtle
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: New Turtle

Well, as soon as you can, get it out of that lagoon! They are nick-named \'death bowls\'! You can put it in a 10 gal. tank or bigger, depending on what available space and moneys you have. Depending on what kind of turtle you have, you\'ll need to get a bigger one than a 10 gal. The care sheets on t...
by wisp_13
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: advice on feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: advice on feeding

First- no one wants to hear that kind of stuff you sicko! Second- Hey girl, I know how you feel! I used to feed my turtle pellets, but he didnt like them very much (he\'s picky!). So now I feed him some tuna from the can (drained and fridgerated) And then some fresh broccoli, some escarole, romaine,...
by wisp_13
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:20 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: ?False Map Turtle?
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: ?False Map Turtle?

okay, you are so sick. Seriously, these message boards are for people with turtles that need help with them, or questions about them! Not for you to babble about the disgusting things you do!
by wisp_13
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:35 am
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: lighting???????????????
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: lighting???????????????

At night, should there be any lights at all on the turtle tank? like a night light or something? or should all lights be off. I have a hood on my tank, and it has a place for two bulbs, so I have that on during the day, but I turn them off when it gets dark outside. Should I have a heat lamp on at n...
by wisp_13
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: My res doesnt like to be held!
Replies: 20
Views: 2067

Re: My res doesnt like to be held!

I think my turtle hates me!:\'( I pick him up once and a while, but when I do, he kicks and flails and trys to get away. I\'ll set him down on the ground and he runs around like a little kid, but if I move towards him, even slowly, and slightly, he stops and quickly goes inside his shell. He is alwa...
by wisp_13
Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:55 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Shell Problems? Or Paranoia?
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Shell Problems? Or Paranoia?

Ok, I have had my turtle for about 3 or 4 months now, Im not sure as to his precise age because he was purchased, well, he wasnt, his food pellets were, and he came free! Anyways...Im pretty sure that he is a map turtle, and I dont know if these shell things have to do with that. 1- He has little bu...
by wisp_13
Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: ?False Map Turtle?
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: ?False Map Turtle?

Thanks so much your info help tonz! I have a male, and like you said, he is very skittish. He trys to swim through the glass all the time, and I\'ve had him for about 4 months, you think he\'d have figured it out by now! I also noticed that along his....not sure what to call it....his ?spine? part o...
by wisp_13
Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:22 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: question
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: question

Really?! Thanks for warning me, I was thinking about getting some turtles from there, but now I wont. I was wondering though, why dont they have a good reputation?
by wisp_13
Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Good Or No?
Replies: 0
Views: 710

Good Or No?

Hey, I was wondering if \'False Painted Turtles\' are good turtles to have. Because I heard that they were hard to take care of and die easily. I dont think this is true because I have had my turtle that I think is a FMT for several months now and he is very healthy. Another thing I heard was that t...
by wisp_13
Thu Jul 08, 2004 1:47 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: It looks like a RES, but no \'red ears\' HELP PLZ!
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: It looks like a RES, but no \'red ears\' HELP PLZ!

thanks for trying to help me, but I did a search and I think Harley (my turtle) is a \'False Map Turtle\' HMMMMMM......
by wisp_13
Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: ?False Map Turtle?
Replies: 4
Views: 958

?False Map Turtle?

Im pretty sure that is the kind of turtle that I have, I was wondering, are they good turtles? (all turtles are good, but)I read that they were hard to take care of and died easily in captivity. I dont think this is true, any input on this would be greatly appreciated!
by wisp_13
Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: question
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: question

Umm, artsofnature.com looks okay to me, they give you hatchlings, about the size of a quarter, and a starter kit in either 10 or 20 gallon, they do sell \'lagoons\' but they also advise you to only have them in there temporarily. You get lots of stuff essential for turtles with the 10/20 gallon kits...
by wisp_13
Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Turtle/Tortoise Breeding
Topic: adopting out turtles
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: adopting out turtles

That is horrible that they get crushed and no one cares! I would ball my eyes out if my turtle Harley got crushed! I would be more than happy to provide a home for as many little guys as you can get! :)
by wisp_13
Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: What Type of Turtle/Tortoise do I have?
Topic: It looks like a RES, but no \'red ears\' HELP PLZ!
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

It looks like a RES, but no \'red ears\' HELP PLZ!

Okay, I got a turtle for free all you had to do was buy the food and then it came free with it, anyway, He looks kinda like a RES, but his shell is a olive-ish brown color, really dark, and his carapas/tummy thing is yellow, and he has yellow stripes all over his cute wittle legs, and his head. I th...