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February 2005

Marc Cantos - Keeping Aquatic Turtles
Marc gave us an outstanding presentation on keeping aquatic turtles.  He is a former employee of Burgandy Reptiles.  Marc has been keeping and breeding several native species for quite a while including spotted turtles, wood turtles and others.  The highlight of his enclosures is the fact that they are as natural as possible.  The water is filtered and many plants inhabit his enclosures.  This not only makes for an eye-pleasing vivarium, it also creates a habitat that helps induce the turtles to act naturally and breed freely.
 
Marc explains the details. Marc shows a JHS member some of the hatchlings of his collection.  
   
A hatchling North American wood turtle.