Joe S

Joe is no longer part of the tTR team. What follows is his old bio from before he left the team. Joe is a Husbandry Specialist, working privately to develop quality, detailed captive breeding programs of carefully selected turtle and tortoise specimens in an effort to meet theTurtleRoom's conservation goals. He also participates in the development of theTurtleRoom's educational resources. Joe lives in Minnesota and currently working with terrestrial turtles and tortoises like The Keeled Box Turtle (Cuora mouhotii obsti) and a few species of aquatic turtles. Joe is a member of the Turtle Survival Alliance and Turtle & Tortoise Preservation Group as well as, and TortoiseBoard.comwhere he can be found on all as Joe_S.

Hatchling/Juvenile Clemmys guttata Habitat

Basic Husbandry of Hatchling and Juvenile Clemmys guttata

Joe shares his husbandry and habitat design used for hatchling and juvenile Clemmys guttata (Spotted Turtles). When I first started to care for hatchling North American Spotted Turtles I pictured it to be a daunting task, but that was far from the truth. I was stuck on the idea of how to create a proper enclosure while providing adequate filtration due to the Spotted Turtle’s …

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Hatchling Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides (Common Spider Tortoise)

More Spider Tortoises Come to tTR

Joe brings another group of 3 Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides under the care of theTurtleRoom. This small tortoise species from Madagascar is considered threatened due to deforestation and are rapidly losing habitat. Joe’s new group consists of three 2013 hatchlings from a different blood line than Anthony’s. He and Joe plan to mix lines once the animals are of age.

Adult Pair Clemmys guttata (Spotted Turtles)

Spotted Turtle Unboxing

Joe has added a 1.1 pair of spotted turtles to his existing group, bringing his total to 2.6. These are long term breeders and he hope to see as much success with them as their last owner did. To see more of this project, head to their project page.

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