Other Turtle Discussion :: Buying a dbt

Non-care related topics here.

Post Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:12 pm   Buying a dbt

I'm thinking about buying a turtle from Dave P on Kingsnake . com Its a hatchling dbt. Do you think it would be ok to put it in the tank with my male mississippi about 3 inches and my female res about 4.5 inches? If not I could put it in my 40gal gallon breeder until it gets bigger. I know I would have to watch them but input on this would be nice. Thanks.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
User avatar
Kansasslider
 
Posts: 3043
Joined: May 10, 2012
Location: Manhattan,Kansas.
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:25 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

I know others have done it, it should be fine with the usual aggression concerns of having multiple terrapins. I would probably feed them separately, depending on the DBT's size.
User avatar
steve
Site Admin
 
Posts: 30306
Joined: Apr 11, 2005
Location: New York, NY
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:30 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

Dbt is 14 week old. Probably about quarter size maybe a bit bigger.Know anything about the breeder ?All I know is its Dave --PA
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
User avatar
Kansasslider
 
Posts: 3043
Joined: May 10, 2012
Location: Manhattan,Kansas.
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:06 am   Re: Buying a dbt

I forgot to mention - watch out for areas that might trap a smaller turtle. Shallow areas might also be dangerous as a hatchling might get pinned down accidentally.

DB4L will know more about breeders. I might get one from someone here on the forum in the future :D
User avatar
steve
Site Admin
 
Posts: 30306
Joined: Apr 11, 2005
Location: New York, NY
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:35 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

Does Diamond backs 4 life breed them. I forgot to mention I'm looking into White concentric DBT.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
User avatar
Kansasslider
 
Posts: 3043
Joined: May 10, 2012
Location: Manhattan,Kansas.
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:28 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

Good question… I'm not sure though I think he's had a breeding pair before.
User avatar
steve
Site Admin
 
Posts: 30306
Joined: Apr 11, 2005
Location: New York, NY
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:50 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

Yea im working on breeding them but have been met with limited success. Most people had problems with dbts laying this year. Next spring is another year to see what happens. I currently own 6 dbts from Dave all varrious ages. I pick up one hatchling from him every year.
Instagram: Diamondbacks4Life
User avatar
Diamondbacks4Life
Moderator
 
Posts: 2349
Joined: Apr 4, 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:33 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

COOL How does he ship them? The reason I ask is that i seen a youtube vid that showed one delivered in a small piece of sheet inside of paper sent in a bubble pack envelope. I believe seller had the same name. Any tips on buying one. I think they are just wonderful and would like to buy one soon. Just got laid off due to weather so now I might have to wait. Do you also own cdbt or speckled? Sorry about all the questions. Thanks.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
User avatar
Kansasslider
 
Posts: 3043
Joined: May 10, 2012
Location: Manhattan,Kansas.
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:01 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

Yea thats from him probably he does the worst shipping but they always make it through the mail. This is from him: http://youtu.be/L8PoLUN_IVw

Do I own cdbt and speckled? Yes if your c stand for concentric and I have a coupled speckled?
Instagram: Diamondbacks4Life
User avatar
Diamondbacks4Life
Moderator
 
Posts: 2349
Joined: Apr 4, 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:11 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

Yes Concentric.Thanks Edit - The you tube link is for a movie called Homefront . Good looking movie but nothing to do with turtles. :D
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
User avatar
Kansasslider
 
Posts: 3043
Joined: May 10, 2012
Location: Manhattan,Kansas.
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:28 am   Re: Buying a dbt

OK, now I want to watch Homefront too.
User avatar
steve
Site Admin
 
Posts: 30306
Joined: Apr 11, 2005
Location: New York, NY
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:56 am   Re: Buying a dbt

I know right!
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
User avatar
Kansasslider
 
Posts: 3043
Joined: May 10, 2012
Location: Manhattan,Kansas.
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:59 am   Re: Buying a dbt

I haven't even heard about it before… too many movies to watch right now.
User avatar
steve
Site Admin
 
Posts: 30306
Joined: Apr 11, 2005
Location: New York, NY
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:03 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

Have you seen 2 Guns ? I will have to put HOMEFRONT on my watch list.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
User avatar
Kansasslider
 
Posts: 3043
Joined: May 10, 2012
Location: Manhattan,Kansas.
Gender: Male

Post Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:13 pm   Re: Buying a dbt

What the heck lol, idk even know how that happened, ive never even watched that trailer before. Ty cellphone....
The right link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDelUV0N6mI

I own 17 DBTs in all.
15 are Concentrics
2 are Speckled
Instagram: Diamondbacks4Life
User avatar
Diamondbacks4Life
Moderator
 
Posts: 2349
Joined: Apr 4, 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Gender: Male

Next

Return to Other Turtle Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest