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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-27-2008, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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RES??Or "MOBILE"???

the pet store in the mall got 2 turtles a few months back from someone ditching them off and they decided not to sell but to set up a display in their new location...anyway,upon first glance one might say "yeah,two red ears" but i noticed one doesnt have red ears!He's got a totally different shell as well. one of the workers there clearly knows nothing but is snotty and acts like she does and when i told her one wasnt a red she tried arguing with me. i came home viscious in defeat and pulled out my books,i have a really old one from 1963 and theres a description for a "Mobile turtle"(Pseudemys floridana mobiliensis) which they say is mixed in with Reds and instead of red ears they have a washed out yellow in place but other than that they are quite similar and often confused.....am i reight or is it some other turt?
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I think your right.
Seeing the turtle...it definatly don't look like a RES.




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The Pseudemys genus has undergone a lot of changes, and to my knowledge, mobiliensis isn't a valid subspecies anymore... but anyway, the Florida River Cooter, which is now Pseudemys concinna floridana is pretty common in the pet trade, and frequently mistaken for sliders or painted turtles - especially when young. They get as large, if not larger, than sliders at adult size. They have pretty much the exact same care needs as a slider, so it's unlikely he'll be harmed by a pet store that doesn't know exactly what species he is - assuming they know how to properly care for water turtles in the first place.

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Thanks! i was just curious and basically wanted to know where i stood on the matter.whether i was trying to be a know it all or if i actually did know more than the girl at the store. thay have it set up really well- there's a waterfall,koi,and the 2 turts and they can climb out of the water to bask under a red light and Charlie-the stores' ancient macaw-has his tree set up right over the huge turtle display.im actually impressed with the store,they must have come under new management or something...
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The store in particular is under new management.The guy that used to own it,had alot of issues with another store "Rainforest Pets".




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really?hmmm......then i noticed on my 4th day here on the site that im now a "playful pup"!! thats cute!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 12:43 AM
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I noticed that too and they were like oh they are a breed of RES, but they arent!! Glad they have that space there. Nice pond...wonder how many fish they ate,lol!!

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me too-Jabori wouldnt rest until he had them all eaten and then,only then, would he sink to the bottom fully bloated and probably a little in pain b/c of the size of those koi compared to the size of his belly then wait..."Maybe more will grace my presence?!" he would then think to himself while Stumpy Jabora swims around starving.
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True, my Kame would try and give up!! Then try again, and give up!!

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