Seventh European Freshwater Turtle Breeders Convention
organized by CHELONIA 2002 Freshwater Turtle Breeding Center
Neu-Ulm, Germany, April 26-28, 2013
Location: Schildkroeten- und Reptilienzoo Neu-Ulm
89231 Neu-Ulm / Ludwigsfeld
phone: +49 (0)163 / 5346093
Please register with Harald Artner -
Attendance fees: the entrance fee is appr. Euro 40 for the whole event and includes entrance fee to the reptile zoo and dinner on Friday and Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Beverages are not included. The symposium itself is free of charge!
Important: Conference language will be English. Talks given in German or other languages will be simultaneously translated. Note that participation cannot be guaranteed without prior registration! For information about accommodation please contact Gerald Fuchs
Friday, April 26
19:00 Meeting and dinner.
Location: Schildkroeten- und Reptilienzoo Neu-Ulm, address see above.
20:30 News about the South American sideneck turtle genus Mesoclemmys – Jan MICHELS, Kiel, Germany
Saturday, April 27
09:15 Welcome speech – Harald ARTNER, Gerald FUCHS & Karl-Heinz WOGRIN
International workshop on Kinosternidae
09:00 Overview on the turtle family Kinosternidae with a focus on the rare species – Walter SACHSSE, Mainz, Germany
09:15 Keeping and Breeding the Florida Mud Turtle Kinosternon subrubrum steindachneri – Andreas HOFER, Krenglbach, Austria
09: 45 The White-lipped Mud Turtle Kinosternon leucostomum. A report on its maintenance in captivity with regular breeding success – Gerald FUCHS, Kaufbeuren, Germany
10:15 Coffee break
10:45 Diapause in eggs of some Mexican Mud Turtles (Kinosternon acutum, Kinosternon creaseri, Kinosternon herrerai): how to break it, how to avoid it, and how to deal with the problem of almost exclusive breeding of females – Harald ARTNER, Sitzenberg-Reidling, Austria
11:30 Keeping and breeding the Pacific Coast Giant Musk Turtle Staurotypus salvinii – Maik SCHILDE, Leipzig, Germany
12:00 My experiences in maintenance and breeding of the Narrow-bridged Musk Turtle Claudius angustatus and the Mexican Giant Musk Turtle Staurotypus triporcatus – Joan LLEBARIA, Barcelona, Spain
12:30 Lunch break and opportunity to visit the reptile facilities of the zoo.
14:00 Keeping and breeding the Loggerhead Musk Turtle Sternotherus minor minor – Arnold FRAUENEDER, St. Agatha, Austria
14:30 One, two or three forms? The Tabasco Mud Turtle Kinosternon acutum: how to recognize and how to breed them – Gerhard WIDMANN, Mauerbach, Austria
15:00 Presentation of live specimens of almost all species of the turtle genus Kinosternon – Gerald FUCHS, Kaufbeuren, Germany & Karl-Heinz WOGRIN, Neu-Ulm, Germany
16:00 Introduction to a possible new identification key to (adult specimens of) the species of the turtle genus Kinosternon – Harald ARTNER, Sitzenberg-Reidling, Austria
16:30 Examination and species determination of live specimens of the genus (in small groups of 4 - 6 persons) Kinosternon and development of a new key to the species, part I – Harald ARTNER, Reidling, Austria, Gerald FUCHS, Kaufbeuren, Germany, Andreas HOFER, Krenglbach, Austria, Walter SACHSSE, Mainz, Germany, Maik SCHILDE, Leipzig, Germany, Benjamin STURLESE, Treviso, Italy, and Gerhard WIDMANN, Mauerbach, Austria.
21:00 Examination and species determination of live specimens of the genus Kinosternon and development of a new key to the species, part II
Sunday, April 28
09:15 Keeping and breeding the Ryukyu Leaf Turtle Geoemyda japonica – Gerhard WIDMANN, Mauerbach, Austria
09:45 News about my breeding project for freshwater turtles in Ecuador – Ferry GRUENEWALD, Zaandam, The Netherlands
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Breeding McCordÕs Snake-neck Turtle Chelodina mccordi mccordi – Oliver ROEMPP, Dewangen, Germany
11:15 Breeding the Yucatan Box Turtle Terrapene yucatana – Harald ARTNER, Sitzenberg-Reidling, Austria
13:00 Examination and species determination of live specimens of the genus Kinosternon and development of a new key to the species, part III
End of the conference at approximately 15:00.