two headed snapping turtle

Submitted by Adam on 10/15/04 at 4:53 PM. ( )

In my free time, I volunteer at a wildlife conservation/rehabilitation center. Today someone brought in a baby snapping turtle that has two heads. I don't believe that the turtle is going to survive to be released due to the fact that it won't eat and looks to have eaten little or nothing since it recently hatched (I live in Michigan so I don't believe that this turtle will be able to hibernate in his present condition). It has been awhile since I was in my organic chemistry class, so I was wondering what the best preservative would be to keep this turtle in if he dies? I want to preserve him in a jar with isopropyl or something to keep him as a specimen. What is the best preservative/method to use?

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snapping turtle

This response submitted by bob on 10/15/04 at 4:57 PM. ( )

hi adam
how much do you want for it alive.i have one siamese that just starting eating after a month and a half.i also have a siamese redear
frozen if you are interested.


This response submitted by Mr. T on 10/15/04 at 5:30 PM. ( )

Better check the law about haveing and keeping the turtle outside of rehab, it sure is against the law here in Michigan to sell it, maybe trade Bob something for it.


This response submitted by bob on 10/15/04 at 5:40 PM. ( )

thanks mr. t
i sure would like to give it a chance to survive,i have all the equipment for them.i have one here that is a siamese and they gave it up for dead,but finally got it to eat after 1 1/2 months and now it won't stop eating,i think it might make it.


This response submitted by bob on 10/15/04 at 11:29 PM. ( asiatitan@ )

i have many different kinds of snakes also if you are interested.
just e-mail me.


This response submitted by Adam on 10/16/04 at 10:01 AM. ( )

I don't think it is legal to sell a wild caught specimen found in Michigan. I have to check the laws first to see if it is even legal for me to keep it.


This response submitted by bob on 10/16/04 at 10:32 AM. ( )

hi adam
e-mail me


This response submitted by bob on 10/16/04 at 11:08 AM. ( )

in michigan you are allowed to have and sell snapping and softshell turtles.but all other turtles from michigan are protected.


This response submitted by jim jim on 10/16/04 at 2:22 PM. ( )

if your not allowed to sell it you can give it away,and other party could give you something.that is how bush and kerry would work around it,think like a politician you guys!


This response submitted by Adam on 10/16/04 at 5:38 PM. ( )

Since the turtle is in a Privetly funded rehab center and since I am just a volunteer, I don't think that I will be able to keep the turtle unless it dies. The center is trying to keep the turtle alive right now, and if it does live, it will most likely be on display to the public for education purposes. I don't doubt that you have the equipment and experience to keep it alive, but it is not up to me on whether or not you can buy it or trade for it.


This response submitted by bob on 10/17/04 at 10:11 AM. ( )

i glad they are going to try and raise,if they ever want to sell it for a few hundred or whatever or if it dies and want to sell it let me know.hope he does he does well ,keep in can use ethyl 70%
alcohol ,you can but it in rite aid drug stores.this works really

adam, please contact me asap

This response submitted by steve clark on 11/8/04 at 12:21 PM. ( )


Please email me asap.



This response submitted by but head on 1/26/05 at 2:26 PM. ( 6741810 )


Not Sure?

This response submitted by Jesse on 1/31/05 at 3:17 PM. ( )

well i have had turtles for a while know, but is it okay for the water in the turtles tank to be warm?

sick snapper

This response submitted by Chris on 2/12/05 at 5:01 PM. ( )

I have a sick snapping turtle that doesn't want to eat, or go into hypernation. Does anybody know what i should do? They only thing that it eats is live worms and, well, there are none of those around here at this time of year!
Chris - Canada

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