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Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:34 pm   New Diamondback Terrapin

You guys may remember 67 days ago, my one diamondback terrapin laid 3 eggs. Well Id like you all to welcome to the World my First DBT hatchling ever, Lucky the diamondback terrapin. Welcome to the world little guy. More photos will follow as he completely hatches out.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:52 pm   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

Wow! The new turtle on this planet. You are lucky to see it :) Thank you for posting. I like all your turtles because they are allways healthy.
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:20 pm   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

Yea, pretty exciting! How are the other two eggs? Was this her first clutch?
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:34 pm   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

steve wrote:Yea, pretty exciting! How are the other two eggs? Was this her first clutch?

First clutch of the year, she is 10 years old, when I got her they said she has laid many times before. The other two were a no go. One was infertile from the beginning, other died one month in. It collapsed in on itself. Sadly there was a small dead turtle inside that egg and actually she did lay 1 more egg after those 3 in a whole other nest. That one is still looking good.
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:56 pm   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

Turned itself around
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Out and about ready to take on the world.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:56 am   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

Amazing pics!
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:19 am   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

how do you take care of a turt that just hatched....like is there a post or something or a website?
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:24 am   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

cameron740 wrote:how do you take care of a turt that just hatched....like is there a post or something or a website?

A newly hatched turtle is no different then an adult, they automatically have the same care right away. The only differences is right when they hatch they might not have completely absorbed their yolk so you have to give them a day or two on a damp paper towel to absorb it. Also baby turtles have an egg tooth. Which is a small white point on their beak that they use to crack open the egg shell which will fall off in a couple days and they wont eat for a couple days too from absorbing the yolk. Otherwise I put him in a 10 gallon tank and he swam fast and strong like he was doing it for years.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:50 pm   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

ok thanks very much...is it bad if they still have the egg yolk
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:28 am   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

Very cool!

@cameron740 - it's normal and should be absorbed in a couple of days.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:50 pm   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

ok
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:03 pm   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

Congrats!
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:17 pm   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

Congratulations!
I was looking at the post times. So did it take 3 hours or so to hatch? Just curious.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:52 am   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

penelope wrote:Congratulations!
I was looking at the post times. So did it take 3 hours or so to hatch? Just curious.

I think it was 4-5hours I didn't post the first pic until an hour or two after it was taken.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:45 pm   Re: New Diamondback Terrapin

Awesome congrats, thats a good looking hatchling!!!!!
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