terrapin ID question

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Jeroen Speybroeck
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terrapin ID question

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Probably very easy for any US herper, but what species/subspecies are these?
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Best guess is graptemys sp. map turtle

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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...

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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.

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