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terrapin ID question

Posted: March 11th, 2019, 2:30 am
by Jeroen Speybroeck
Probably very easy for any US herper, but what species/subspecies are these?
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Re: terrapin ID question

Posted: March 11th, 2019, 12:18 pm
by Kookamongus
Best guess is graptemys sp. map turtle

Re: terrapin ID question

Posted: March 11th, 2019, 8:22 pm
by Jeff
Jeroen

They appear to be standard, farm-raised Pseudemys concinna. They are exported from the USA by tens of thousands each year. As are some Graptemys...

Jeff

Re: terrapin ID question

Posted: March 12th, 2019, 6:33 am
by Kelly Mc
Yeah. Its a bummer.

It would actually be an arguably more helpful purpose if they were re appropriated as an ethical animal food/protein source, then as the tool of poor learning they uphold.