Friday, April 29, 2011
I prepared the tank with about 1 inch water treated with Start Right water conditioner and a touch of aquarium salt. I placed a small shallow bowl upside down in the tank as well to serve as a ramp for the little guys to rest on. I then very carefully moved all 3 of the turtles from the Tupperware/Rubbermaid container into the water. They still had a bit of yolk attached to them at this point. I kept careful watch over them for the next week or so, waiting for the rest of their yolks to be absorbed. Once they were yolk-free I went out and bought a small container of worms from the local gas station. I cut small sections off a worm and fed them to the little guys as often as they would eat. After a few weeks they were all very eager to eat as often as I could feed them. At this point I added more water, up to about 4 inches. After a few weeks at this level they started to display their own unique personalities. I'll go more into that later.